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Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa calls upon Premier League chiefs to save lower leagues


Marcelo Bielsa calls upon Premier League chiefs to save lower leagues as Leeds boss hails League One and League Two the ‘heart’ of football

  • Marcelo Bielsa talked up the qualities of League One and League Two football
  • The Leeds manager wants football chiefs to help save the lower divisions 
  • Bielsa refers to the lower leagues as the ‘heart’ and the ‘nucleus’ of all football 

Marcelo Bielsa has hailed League One and League Two as the ‘essence of English football’ as he joined calls for the sport’s authorities to save the lower divisions.

The future of the football pyramid has come into the spotlight this week after it emerged FA chairman Greg Clarke had floated proposals for a Premier League 2 and B teams to enter the EFL, who have still not agreed a bailout from the Premier League.

But Leeds boss Bielsa, who has experience of B teams from his time managing Athletic Bilbao in Spain, says what makes English football special must be protected.

Marcelo Bielsa has hailed League One and League Two as the 'essence of English football'

Marcelo Bielsa has hailed League One and League Two as the ‘essence of English football’

‘If anything describes English football, it is League One and League Two,’ admitted the well-travelled Argentine. ‘It is the nucleus, the heart, the essence of football in this country.

‘Football is a commercial thing, but if there is anything to distinguish English football, it is the spirit that you compete with. This spirit is no better represented than in these lower categories.

‘This is a view of mine, perhaps I’m wrong. But it’s important not to forget the history of where you came from.’

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