He is the best coach in the eyes of Guardiola; he is Pochettino’s “godfather of football”; he is the person who “you'd better talk to him before becoming a coach” in Batistuta’s words; although you are in him There are few champions in his credit, but he is still one of the most influential and prestigious coaches in the football world.
Marcelo Bielsa, a head coach who promotes offense to the extreme.
The life of a "madman" does not require much explanation.
When it comes to coaches or stars born in Latin America, you must have concrete words such as barefoot, street, slum, playing football to change your destiny, and so on. Obviously, Bielsa is an extreme exception.
He was born in a wealthy and distinguished family in Argentina. His grandfather was the lawyer responsible for creating the Argentine national legislature. His father was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina. His brother was a well-known politician in the country. His sister was a senior official of the Santa Fe provincial government. Other brothers and sisters in the family. Either a politician or a lawyer. However, as the youngest boy in the family, his ancestral political gene was passed down to Bielsa and he was gone. He rolled his eyes at the three characters "civil servant" and then said to his family: "I want to play football."
As a result, Bielsa joined the Newell Old Boys Club at the age of 15, slowly growing into a defender. Due to "slow speed and bad header", he played the first official game on behalf of the team at the age of 21. Then, Bielsa started his smooth, concise and straight career. The entire career resume can be summarized as: first show-second-third-fourth-retirement.
结果，贝尔萨（Beelsa）在15岁时加入了纽厄尔旧男孩俱乐部（Newell Old Boys Club），逐渐成长为一名后卫。由于“速度慢且头球不好”，他在21岁的时候代表球队参加了第一场正式比赛。然后，比尔萨开始了他流畅，简洁，直截了当的职业生涯。整个职业履历可总结为：第一次演出，第二，第三，第四，第四退休。
Yes, Bielsa realized that his conditions were not suitable for being a professional player after playing 4 professional games. He retired after his debut and entered the University of Buenos Aires as a physical education teacher, and became the head coach of the university team at the age of 25.
However, this kind of training is really effective. In a friendly match, the University of Buenos Aires tied the talented Boca youth reserve team. It was precisely because of watching the great draw between the amateur team and the professional team that the Newell old boy scout reported to the club that "all this was done by the guy who retired at the age of 21." I quickly sent an offer to Bielsa-"Or, you come back and bring our youth team."
In 1982, after six years of retirement, Bielsa returned to Newell's old boy to become the coach of the youth team. In the era when young talents were monopolized by Boca, Riverbed, and several independent clubs, Bielsa began to look for the missing seedlings from the rich.
An Argentine map and a Fiat 147. With the energy to participate in the Dakar Rally, he ran the corners of Argentina one after another and found a lot of leftovers from the sea. For example, he ran to Pochettino's house at two o'clock in the morning, just to pull Pochettino off the bed and tell him "you have legs suitable for playing football." For example, he found a fat man named Batistuta in a butcher's house in the small town of Aveyannada. He pulled him to lose weight, train, stay away from biscuits, and run constantly in the rain.
In the end, the enthusiasm for work and the outstanding record of the youth team moved the club's senior management. In 1990, Bielsa completed another upgrade of his coaching career and took over the coach of Newell's first team.
In his speech, Bielsa made no secret of his admiration for Michels. "All offense, all defense" was originally a pot of blood, sea, land and air, and Bielsa added a lot of peppers to it.
——He advocates possession of the ball and requires the team to exert pressure and launch an offense.
——He requires every player in the formation to run wildly, block all the opponent's passing lines, and throw his body out to fight.
——His team is extremely aggressive, even instructing goalkeeper Norberto Scoponi to deliberately kick the ball out of the field, and then let the opponent throw the ball out of the field, so that his midfielder can quickly counter-rob and then counter ...
-他的团队非常有侵略性，甚至指示守门员诺伯托·斯科波尼（Norberto Scoponi）故意将球踢出场地，然后让对手将球扔出场地，以便他的中场球员可以迅速反抢然后反击。 。
The good news is that this coaching philosophy has made Newell’s old boy a machine that constantly puts pressure on his opponents. Bielsa led the team to win the Argentine Serie A Spring League in the first season. The bad news is that the high-consumption training and play style is like a year-round "997". After the blood, the players will soon be very honest. This problem has almost run through Bielsa's 30-year coaching career. .
好消息是，这种指导思想使纽维尔的大男孩成为一台不断向对手施加压力的机器。 Bielsa带领球队在第一个赛季赢得了阿根廷意甲春季联赛。坏消息是，高消费的训练和游戏风格就像是全年的“ 997”。经过热血，球员们很快就会很诚实。这个问题几乎贯穿了Bielsa的30年教练生涯。 。
In 1992, Cafu’s winning penalty caused Newell’s old boy to lose in the Copa Libertadores final, and Bielsa decided to leave. At this time, the Atlas Club of Mexico offered him a position of sports director. Bielsa went to Guadalajara to investigate for a month, and then watched a local game between 16-year-olds. It was decided to take this offer because he felt that the players in that game had "reached the international level" and there was a lot of work to do.
Atlas looked dumbfounded: Huh? Such an awesome baby? Why don't I know any of them?
In July 1992, Bielsa officially went crazy in Atlas. He designed a system that selects 15 athletes from each game and can observe 20,000 players every year. He organized a player recruitment network, and Atlas’ youth training system is still benefiting. As for the children who "reached the international level" in Bielsa's eyes... In the 1/8 finals of the 2006 World Cup in Germany, among the 11 Mexican starters, eight of them were Bielsa's sports director at Atlas Time to excavate and cultivate.
However, raising a child has always been regarded by him as the primary stage of football, and he still yearns for the coaching seat. So, when he was invited to an interview in Sarsfield in 1997... he prepared 51 boxes of self-made videos explaining his coaching philosophy. Later, the staff of the club pinpointed and said: "Besides the rest time, Bielsa is completely Talking about it for 42 hours."
In this way, the club executives who were submerged in the spit star rowed a boat to sign Bielsa, and then this guy started his traditional arts as soon as he arrived at the club-he divided Argentina into 70 regions and drove to each one. Looking for good seed in the training ground, he personally inspected 12,000 young players for Sarsfield.
It’s a pity that Bielsa didn’t do this job for long, because after he led Sarsfield to win the championship in 1998, he received a more high-end invitation letter: "Do you want to inherit the family tradition? Do you want to become a civil servant? Do you want to lead the best Cuju players in the Pampas? Argentina national team, welcome."
In September 1998, Bielsa took over the coach of the Argentine national team because Zanetti, Veron, Simeone, Ortega, Pochettino, Caniggia, Almeida, Batistuta, Lopez... this string of names put together, it is really impossible to refuse.
If you have seen the performance of Argentina in the 2002 World Cup qualifiers, it will definitely be for Bielsa. The suffocating full-court high-pressure forcing and passing control breakthrough, a center with three midfielders, Veron and Aimar in the middle, Ortegara to the right wing position to break inward, Vivas behind him eats the wing, Sa Nettini received the right back waist position and dribbled the ball from the ribs to launch an offense... Normal 3-3-1-3, extreme 2-3-2-3, the whole picture combines football skills and tactics and original passion. One body, let people see the whole body gurgling bubbling.
In the end, the Argentine team, which has gathered big names and is highly admirable, advanced to the World Cup with 13 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss. Later, well, they didn't even qualify for the group stage.
Many years later, when we look back at the World Cup, there will be many reasons.
For example, when Ayala, who was in the middle of the defense, was injured, Simeone and Veron were in bad condition; for example, he did not bring Riquelme, because Romi’s slow style of play could not adapt to his high pressure; for example, he still Failing to withstand the pressure of public opinion, he brought a few superstars who did not fit his own tactics for a turnkey meeting; for example, his madness needs to be built on the basis of adequate physical fitness, and everyone can only go to the World Cup after playing in the league. For example, he killed everyone in the qualifiers when they saw Argentina, and even Nigeria played a turtle shell defense with you...
Thus, an epic-level turning over the aircraft carrier was born.
In August 2004, after leading the Argentina team to win the Athens Olympic gold medal, Bielsa resigned as the head coach of the national team and stayed in retreat for three years. In the past three years, he has not coached any team and rarely appeared in the public eye. We can only learn from the interviews about his deeds for several months: "I locked myself in a monastery. For three months, I didn't bring a cell phone, no TV, and only the books I wanted to read." Just when everyone thought the passionate coach was about to escape into the empty door, he came out again. This time, he coaches the Chilean national team, which has not entered the World Cup in 12 years.
At that time, the Chilean national team was famous for being free and undisciplined. It once lost the face of a whole country because of group alcoholism, destruction of hotel facilities and harassment of hotel female employees at the 2007 America’s Cup. After Bielsa arrived, he immediately carried out a rectification of the team, announcing that the national team’s door would be permanently closed to Rubio, Jimenez and other offending players, and a large number of new ones such as Bravo, Suazo, Vidal, Medel, etc. Young players. These young people gradually accepted Bielsa's unique training methods, and were willing to repeatedly perform running and offensive drills. This tactical execution gave the Chilean team strict discipline, fierce fighting and smooth counterattacks. Then, one A brutal Chilean team appeared in world football.
In 2010, Chile broke through into the World Cup as second in the South American qualifiers, and reached the top 16 all the way. In that World Cup, the slogan of other teams was "play well, make progress every day" or something, while the slogan of the Chilean team was "Belsa brings success!"
Chilean love for Bielsa is so simple and crude.
Moreover, this love has gradually radiated the world.
Bielsa’s tactical concept can be described as follows: starting from the most forward line and front midfielder, starting counter-robbing, using extreme man-to-man defense in each position to close to the opponent; then using the running advantage to create a small number of advantages in a small area to oppress the opponent. The ball line is cut to the limit; after losing the ball, grab the ball back within 6 seconds and make a counterattack, otherwise it will quickly retreat; when the counterattack emphasizes the role of the side, widen the formation and use fast passes to achieve advancement; after hitting high You can even completely put aside the obstacles of the formation on the field, except for the goalkeeper. There can be no fixed position...This kind of brilliant play and tactical board that highly respects offensiveness has made many famous coaches shed a halazi.
Before Guardiola coached Barcelona, he went to Argentina for advice in Bielsa. The two spent 11 hours together, discussing a lot of things on and off the field. Before leaving, Guardiola also tortured a lot of Bielsa. video.
Sampaoli is a loyal disciple of Bielsa, he coaches Chile and
Pochettino said: "Bielsa is like my father. He is the inspiration for me to become a coach."
Simeone said: "Bielsa is my lifelong teacher."
In the world of coaches, you can easily see Bielsa’s disciples. They either like Bielsa’s tactics, or have been Bielsa’s assistants, or were once Bielsa’s players; but in the player’s world, Bielsa It's not so popular anymore.
Bielsa once used 4 words to summarize his football philosophy: focus, sport, conversion and improvisation. There is nothing wrong with this in the coaching circle, but the players will find that...except for the last word, the other three philosophies are all physical tasks.
——In Bielsa's system, every player has to undergo devil training, and the training time per day is longer than that of other teams, and pre-season training starts earlier than other teams. before
——He will repeatedly use tactical videos to practice, in
There is no doubt that this training method and tactical instillation is a huge improvement for young players, but it is not so friendly to old oilers who have relatively mature playing styles.
Bielsa said: "I will tell my players that when you retire, I will be your friend." And his nearly harsh coaching method has also been applied to the interaction with the club.
When coaching Bilbao, he had conflicts with the construction manager of the training center because the details he requested were not followed. Coaching
In 2016 he was becoming
Yes, everyone knows "He is a genius."
But if you really want to invite this genius to coach, you have to weigh it carefully.
Then Leeds United came.
In the 2017-18 season, Leeds United ranked 13th in the English Championship, a long way from the Premier League. In the summer of 2018, the top team decided to end this tepid life. They sent a super high-profile delegation of club CEO Angus Kinnear and sports director Victor Horta to fly 7,000 miles to Argentina, and invited Bielsa out.
在2017-18赛季，利兹联在英格兰冠军杯中排名第13位，距离英超联赛还有很长一段路要走。在2018年夏天，高层团队决定结束这种冷酷的生活。他们派出了由俱乐部首席执行官安格斯·金尼尔（Angus Kinnear）和体育总监维克多·奥尔塔（Victor Horta）组成的超高知名度代表团，飞往阿根廷7,000英里，并邀请比尔萨（Bielsa）出行。
In a hotel in Buenos Aires, the two executives of Leeds and Bielsa talked for 13 hours, and then discovered that the old man had watched the previous season of Leeds United after receiving the first invitation. All games, more than 70 hours of video. By the time they met, Bielsa knew all the opponents of Leeds United and even the British Championship.
A few days later, Leeds United offered Bielsa the highest annual head coach salary in team history.
After Bielsa arrived in Leeds, his madness came again.
——The boss booked him a long-term private room in a high-end hotel in the city center. He didn't want it. He ran to rent a small single apartment near the training base.
——The club provides him with a shuttle bus. He doesn't want to. He carries a canvas bag and walks for 45 minutes with earphones to work every day, rejecting all players and fans who want to pull him along.
——The team wants to provide him with the best living conditions. He doesn't want it either. He often sleeps in a small lounge of the team, which has only a small bed and a small kitchen.
However, he was frugal with himself, but he put forward a long wish list for the team. For example, the blue book of the reconstruction plan for the training base of Aqi Village; such as remodeling the club's training facilities and swimming pool; for example, a recreation area for players with pool tables and PS game consoles, hoping that players can combine work and rest. Of course, this "kindness" is still based on the Devil Course. The Leeds United player said: "The training session is really long because it is often interrupted for demonstration and correction. We arrive at the training center at 8 in the morning and 7 in the evening. Go home at 12:00, and then there are homework that needs to be done at home... But everyone is enjoying it."
This is probably the benefit of coaching a young team. Serious, motivated, and willing to work during the day and do homework at night in order to realize the idea of a head coach, because they all know that every plan and idea of Bielsa is to build a better company. Team.
Under Bielsa’s command, Aylin’s assisting ability has continued to improve, mixed Harrison regained his life, Calvin Phillips completed his national team debut, and every obedient child has candy to eat, and then everyone works together for a goal. —— In the 2018-19 season, they were upgraded to the playoffs; in the 2019-20 season, Leeds, who had left the Premier League for 16 years, returned to the top league.
在贝尔萨（Bielsa）的指挥下，艾琳（Aylin）的协助能力不断提高，混血的哈里森（Harrison）重获生机，卡尔文·菲利普斯（Calvin Phillips）完成了他的国家队处子秀，每个听话的孩子都可以吃糖果，然后大家共同努力实现目标。 -在2018-19赛季，他们升入了季后赛；在2019-20赛季，离开英超16年的利兹重返顶级联赛。
On the day when he succeeded in the Super League, Guardiola said: "The best coach in the world, here comes."
Then, in the first two rounds of the Premier League, Leeds United lost to Liverpool 3-4 and beat Fulham 4-3...
"I came to the Premier League just to kill everyone, or be killed by everyone."
This is Bielsa's Premier League declaration.
Bielsa is not a coach for giants.
——He must have the absolute right to speak to the team. Crazy training and running are only suitable for young teams. Famous players are crazy about this training method.
——His confrontation is always the highlight of the first half of the season and the second half of the season is dizzy, and it is difficult to last in the cup.
——He hates one-on-one interviews, refuses all kinds of business activities, and is used to sitting on an ice bucket to direct the game. Even if he participates in the celebration of the centenary of the Leeds United Club, he only wears sportswear.
Even if you look at the entire world of football, he is a figure of mixed reputation.
When it was revealed that he sent members of the coaching staff to take a peek at the "Spy Gate" of Derby County training, he not only admitted openly, but also specially organized a press conference to list the main points of Derby County's 51 games in the past year with PPT. , Rushu Jiazhen tells the players who scored in each game and the details of the game, and lists in detail the Derby County formation map, set kicks, player positions, key tactics that need attention, key players that need to be marked, key video clips, players A horizontal comparison of the data... I stunned an "apology meeting" into a tactical press conference with the theme of "Do I still use peeping?"
当他被告知派遣教练组成员窥视德比郡训练的“间谍之门”时，他不仅公开承认，而且还专门组织了一次新闻发布会，列出了德比郡51场比赛的要点。在过去的一年中与PPT合作。 ，Rushu Jiazhen会告诉每局比赛得分手的球员以及比赛细节，并详细列出德比郡队形图，设置踢脚，球员位置，需要注意的关键战术，需要标记的关键球员，关键视频剪辑，播放器数据的横向比较...我以“我是否仍在使用窥视？”为主题的战术新闻发布会震惊了“道歉会议”。
On April 28, 2019, Aston Villa player Kodgar was injured and fell to the ground, but the referee did not stop the game. Leeds United scored a goal by Klich. Then Bielsa asked his players to give up the defense. After Aston Villa kicked off, the Leeds United players let their opponents score. On September 24 of that year, the FIFA Annual Awards Ceremony was held at La Scala in Milan. Bielsa and Leeds United won the fair play award.
Even he himself is a complex of contradictions.
He was born into society, loves to read, and has the literati intestines of nine songs; he has a passion for football, and when he gets to the green field, he is full of rebellion; he refuses all kinds of interviews but likes to be with everyone who loves football Make friends, every time I meet with Zidane and Guardiola, he will talk about tactics with others; when he rents a house in Leeds, he bargains with the landlord, but backhanded he donated 2.5 million US dollars to help the old Newell boy build a new one Training facilities; 30 years in the industry, he did not have too many championship trophies, but he is regarded as a master of tactics by various coaches; to this day, the scouting network he founded in Atlas 25 years ago is still 92 in Mexico The city continues to operate...
So, how do we describe Bielsa?
Entering the world with the feeling of being born?
Forefoot bloodthirsty thousands of miles, hind feet look at Jianghu Road?
Harm, it's actually not that complicated, he is just an old man who loves football crazy.
No madness can't survive, nothing more.