Leeds United chief Victor Orta says he has ‘no doubt’ that Marcelo Bielsa will be remembered as a legend at the club in years to come.
Bielsa has proven to be a huge hit at Elland Road since arriving as manager at the beginning of last season.
After narrowly missing out on promotion to the Premier League last season, his side have achieved that this year, finish the campaign at the top of the Championship table.
That means they will be returning to the Premier League after a sixteen-year absence, a spell which has seen the club spend time in League One, dally with bankruptcy and go through a whole host of manager.
Bielsa is the first to have stuck around, winning over the fan base with his attractive style of football, mad personality and evident passion for the club.
Indeed, they have already renamed a street in Leeds’ Marcelo Bielsa Way’ in honour of his achievement, something Orta says is clear he’s already a legend.
“The love of the people is showing it,” he told Yahoo News Spain, adding he has “no doubt’ about that.
“Today, they can no longer say that Bielsa has not won anything.”
Key to Leeds success has been the way that Bielsa has integrated himself into every aspect of the club.
This has seen him overhaul numerous parts of their processes, including fitness and their work in the transfer market.
No player arrives at the club that does not fit into the ‘Bielsa way’, something that Orta says has only made his job easier.
“For me, working with him has been a pleasure, because I think he increases the level of each one, both the club and each person,” he added.
“He makes you a better professional, and the truth is that he has things very clear.
“That for my scouting department is very useful because having everything so clear makes it easier to identify players.
“Imagine that we say this player is good, but he is not for us. That helps a lot on a day-to-day basis.
“He has also integrated very well into the club and is in line with improving every aspect of the club.”