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Playing under Marcelo Bielsa is no joke.
Bielsa has demanded a complete overhaul at Elland Road since taking over as Leeds United boss this summer and it’s paying dividends, with his side top of the Championship table after six games played.
The Argentine has committed himself to the Leeds project and reportedly rejected the opportunity to become the Mexico manager in recent weeks.
Pontus Jansson arrived late to the Bielsa party, having taken an extended summer break after representing Sweden at the World Cup.
And the centre-half has revealed how he’s already lost a lot of weight since he began adhering to Bielsa’s methods.
“The first week I came back, I almost got a shock. We were in at nine in the morning and at home at five in the evening, and that is not usual for a football player,” Jansson told Fotbollskanalen, as translated by the Daily Mail.
This will not be the first time we would hear coach maintain strict rules to keep players fit. Former Chelsea Coach Antonio Conte, also imposed dietary restrictions on the players, bringing in a dedicated nutritionist in Tiberio Ancora to drive his point home.
Gone from the cafeteria were ketchup, fizzy drinks and brown sauce. Probably other stuff too, since Conte watched his own carbs religiously and emphasized a healthy balance between protein, carbs and fat.