Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is one of the most experienced managers currently plying their trade in England, if not the world.
The Argentinian boss is well travelled, and has managed a number of giant clubs around Europe, Marseille in France for example.
And one thing he has learned in all of his time in management is the impact that young players can have on a team.
Throughout his career he has developed and brought young players through from clubs’ youth academies, integrating them into the first team before developing them into top class players.
We have seen this at Leeds United. A number of young players have started their career at Elland Road under Bielsa, and although it remains unseen as to how far they can go, they have certainly been given the best opportunity to start their career.
One player currently at Elland Road that Bielsa views highly is left sided defender Leif Davis, who joined the club from Sky Bet League Two side Morecambe back in July 2018.
The 19-year-old has only made five league appearances during his time at Elland Road, but he has thoroughly impressed playing for the under 23s, and speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Bielsa confirmed he is very much in his plans.
“He is one option at left-back,” Bielsa said.
“We have in this position Alioski, Douglas, Dallas and Davis is another option and is good value. Inside the young players we have at Leeds, he’s a very good player and he has good options in the future.”