With Marseille sitting a surprising seven points ahead of financial juggernauts Paris Saint-Germain in France, manager Marcelo Bielsa has replaced Louis van Gaal as Europe’s top tactical genius. It’s easy to see why. Through 10 games played, Marseille have scored 25 goals, while conceding only eight times, a difference worthy of attention beyond Ligue 1 .
His most impressive move came today during his squad’s 2-0 over Toulouse. Bielsa somehow landed the soccer internet’s gif of the day by not sitting on a cup of coffee. Brilliant. His tactical prowess has reached such a lofty status that he can be joke-adjacent and still have a full impact.
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