Leeds United full-back Luke Ayling has revealed that he and his team-mates as Championship players never thought that they would get the opportunity to work under such a reputed manager as Marcelo Bielsa.

The veteran Argentine manager was appointed the man-in-charge at Elland Road at the start of the season and has since shown his capability by pulling the team up to first spot in the league table.

The 27-year-old, while recognising the contribution of the manager, insists that it was beyond his dreams as a player from the second division to have thought about working with Bielsa.

However, now that he and his team-mates have got the opportunity, they are learning from the Argentine, Ayling says.

“I don’t think us, as players in the Championship, ever thought we would get a chance to work with a manager like this, a man who has worked at the top", Ayling was quoted as saying by Leeds Live.

“The club have shown faith in him, they have gone out and got such a good manager, and us as players are learning so much from him.

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“Hopefully everything works out in the end.”

The Whites are at the top of the Championship pile at the moment, enjoying a four-point lead after 27 matches, and are favourites for promotion.