LEEDS United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has spoken of his admiration for like-minded Burnley manager Sean Dyche’s refusal to compromise his footballing values.

The Clarets will embark on a sixth straight year in the Premier League next season and Leeds boss Bielsa, who takes his side to Turf Moor tomorrow lunchtime, believes Dyche’s blueprint is one to follow.

“Burnley is a team who has their style completely defined and very developed. There are very few times I’ve seen a team who has their style so defined,” said Bielsa.

“Of course, it’s more natural to want to watch (Manchester) City than to watch Burnley, but all the teams that don’t that have such heights football-wise – and Leeds is an example – can’t aspire to create the same beauty aesthetically as the big teams.

“But in the measure of our possibilities, maintaining a style and polishing it, improving it, I think it’s something to merit and is a path to follow.”

Bielsa has vowed never to compromise his own core principles throughout his managerial career and takes heart from Dyche’s longevity as a top-flight manager while sticking to his plan.

“Football at this moment is full of urgencies and any mis-step generates the demand for change,” Bielsa continued.

“Burnley is an example that when things don’t go as desired, the base of the way the team are playing should not change, but that it’s better to improve the parts of the function of the team that are not working well.

“Famously, this ‘plan B’, is a constant demand when things aren’t going well, but what I observe, is that the good teams and the coaches who manage the best teams, they don’t abandon the style in adversity, but they correct it, they better it.”

Bielsa went on to make reference to Burnley’s promotion as Sky Bet Championship winners in 2016 under Dyche after they had been relegated the previous season.

“Imagine the merit in that,” the Argentinian said. “It’s the same thing that the manager of Norwich (Daniel Farke) has just done.”