sport news Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips denies any rift with boss Marcelo Bielsa

sport news Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips denies any rift with boss Marcelo Bielsa
sport news Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips denies any rift with boss Marcelo Bielsa
'I will NEVER fall out with him!': Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips denies any rift with boss Marcelo Bielsa amid reports of a feud following his half-time withdrawal against Brighton at the weekend

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Kalvin Phillips has flatly denied any notions of a rift between him and Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa.

There had been suggestions from pundits that the pair had fallen out, when the midfielder was replaced at half-time in Leeds' draw with Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.

During the 0-0 draw at the Amex Stadium, the England star had started the match centre-back before moving into his preferred midfield role only to then be hooked at half-time.

Kalvin Phillips has denied there is any rift between himself and manager Marcelo Bielsa

Kalvin Phillips has denied there is any rift between himself and manager Marcelo Bielsa

But Phillips responded to claims of any rift following his side's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Tuesday, insisting he respects his boss enough to play in any position. 

'I will play any position the manager asks me - if he wants me to play centre back I will play centre back, if he wants me to play goalkeeper I'll play goalkeeper. I respect him so much I will never fall out with him,' he told Amazon post match.

'I saw a lot of things on social media and TV that me and the manager had fallen out, it's never been the case and I wanted to put that to bed.'

On Monday, Bielsa had also denied there being a rift with Phillips, insisting his decision to substitute him was purely tactical.

Phillips was substituted at half-time by Bielsa in Saturday's draw at Brighton

But Bielsa on Monday denied any rift between the pair

Phillips was substituted at

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