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Marcelo Bielsa has once again shown his affinity with former side Newell’s Old Boys by sending a Leeds United shirt to one of the club’s icons Maxi Rodriguez.

Bielsa, 63, managed the Argentine outfit for two years between 1990 and 1992. He also played for the club during his short stint as a professional player, way back in 1977.

The Yorkshire Evening Post even reported that Bielsa donated £3million of his own money to the club. They used the generous donation to help build a new training complex.

Now, Bielsa has once again shown his love for the club by honouring Maxi Rodriguez. The former Liverpool star came through the ranks at Newell’s Old Boys, before clocking up 216 appearances across two spells.

Rodriguez, now with Uruguayan side Penarol, was pictured with a signed shirt from Bielsa on Newell’s English Twitter account.

Bielsa’s reign at Leeds continues to see the club push for promotion. However, their 4-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion will come as a wake-up call, with the international break now taking precedence.

Leeds are next in action against Bristol City at Elland Road on November 24.

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