A ¤91 bucket for your Christ­mas list

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Soccer - Mary Han­ni­gan

It’s long since been a habit of Marcelo Bielsa to sit him­self on some­thing like an up­side down bucket rather than take a seat in the du­gout dur­ing games sim­ply be­cause the for­mer Ar­gentina man­ager wants to be a lit­tle bit closer to the pitch.

When he took over at Leeds United dur­ing the sum­mer, though, re­porters un­fa­mil­iar with that habit ques­tioned him about it. “You want me to tell you more than what it is? It’s just a bucket. I have noth­ing to add. It’s a com­fort­able bucket,” he said. It took them a while, but Leeds’ mar­ket­ing de­part­ment have fi­nally at­tempted to cash in on the ‘Bielsa Bucket’. From the York­shire Evening Post: “Fans can now get their hands on an of­fi­cial replica bucket from the El­land Road club shop, com­plete with the adored club badge on the front.” So, if you have any Leeds-lov­ing peo­ple in your life, you know what to get them for Christ­mas. How much? Are you sit­ting com­fort­ably, on a bucket or oth­er­wise? £80 (¤91). Hon­est.

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