EFL investigation into Marcelo Bielsa 'Spygate' to continue

Jose Verdugo
Febrero 9, 2019

Investigations into "spying" by a Leeds United staff member will continue, with the English Football League saying a "number of areas" need "further exploration and clarification".

Bielsa revealed the extent of the work that goes into his preparations to all games - including pre-season friendlies - in an astonishing press conference last month.

A letter signed by 11 of Leeds's Championship rivals was then sent to the governing body, in which they demanded a full inquiry and asking for details of the scouting trips sanctioned by Bielsa.

Deliberations ran over into Friday as to whether Leeds and Bielsa should face charges.

A statement was issued by Leeds after the EFL's, reading: "Leeds United acknowledge the statement made by the EFL this evening regarding an incident at Derby County's training ground in January".

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The incident took place on 10 January, with Leeds beating Frank Lampard's Derby 2-0 the following day.

In a statement on Friday, the EFL said: "Following a comprehensive review of all available evidence, it was determined that there remain a number of areas that require further exploration and clarification".

"An update on this matter will be provided following receipt and analysis of those subsequent enquiries and until this point no further comment will be made".

Leeds are second in the standings on goal difference behind Norwich City, who beat them 3-1 at Elland Road on Saturday.

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