MARCELO BIELSA has surpassed even his own incredible standards of obsessiveness with his latest team talk for the World Cup.

The mind-bogglingly meticulous, “murderball”-playing, maverick manager told stunned players he had watched their last FIFTY matches as they prepared for Qatar.

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Marcelo Bielsa is arguably the most meticulous manager in the worldCredit: PA

And the former Leeds, Argentina and Chile chief wasn’t even assisting a South American nation.

The Argentinian, 67, who is strongly tipped to take over at Bournemouth, helped out POLAND.

Watched by a large crowd at the Legia Warsaw Stadium in Poland, he reportedly unveiled his comprehensive analysis of SIXTY-FIVE Polish stars.

One observer on social media said: “Sounds like the kind of obsession levels Eddie Howe had with analysis and improvement. Would love to see him at Bournemouth.”

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Bielsa is most famous for admitting spying on Championship rivals with Leeds.

He even gave the media a 66-MINUTE powerpoint presentation showing how he had analysed Derby.

No rules were breached but Leeds were fined £200,000 for “failing to act in good faith” towards rival teams.

Bielsa had even shocked Elland Road chiefs when they first approached him – by revealing he had watched ALL their games the previous season and listed every formation used by their opponents.

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His so-called “murderball’ sessions became notorious at Leeds, with players exhausted by the ball being constantly in play.

But Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is among many of Bielsa’s extreme admirers – describing him as the world’s top manager.



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