Preston North End boss Alex Neil has revealed what amazed him the most about what Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa told the media in a press conference in the wake of the ‘spygate’ scandal.

Neil, who orchestrated a 2-0 win for his team at Elland Road in the EFL Cup in August, has commented on Bielsa’s 66-minute long explanation, amidst the spygate saga that has rocked the Championship.

The Argentine tactician admitted he has spied on all of Leeds United’s opponents this season and delivered a comprehensive presentation in front of the media on Wednesday in an impromptu press conference.

Despite Bielsa defending his actions by claiming it is normal in South America and not illegal in England, Neil feels that the tactic is not sportsmanlike behaviour.

The Preston boss also revealed he is amazed that Bielsa just came out and admitted spying on every other team and did not make any apologies, as if he intends to do it again.

I don't think it's normal practice in this country and I don't think it's sportsmanlike behaviour, Neil was quoted as saying by the Lancashire Evening Post.

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What amazes me is that he's just come out and said he's done it, said he's been doing for a while and doesn't make any apologies as if he's not going to continue doing it.

"It's bizarre and if you ask any manager in this league or any other league 'would you mind that the opposition manager is going to come and watch your training session before the game starts', the answer would be yes.”

Leeds are in action against Stoke City in the Championship on Saturday, while eighteenth-placed Preston will face QPR at Loftus Road.