By G9ija

Ralph Hasenhuttl admits he is looking forward to pitting his wits against Marcelo Bielsa.

In a rearranged Premier League clash, Leeds United welcome Southampton to Elland Road on Tuesday night.

Victory for either side could see them leapfrog Wolves into 11th position, but whoever comes out on top will have an advantage on their midweek opponents heading into the business end of the season.

Leeds are currently one place and two points above Hasenhuttl’s south coast side, who suffered six straight defeats before drawing 1-1 with Chelsea at the weekend.

Owing to an initial postponement, due to the FA Cup, this fixture marks the first meeting between the Austrian and highly-regarded Leeds head coach Bielsa, who this afternoon gave an update on his future.

And it’s one that has, it’s fair to say, got the football-obsessed Southampton manager intrigued.

Ahead of the 6pm kick-off, he said: “It’s important the guys take all the time to get fresh again, because it will be a very intense game.

“We know about their running stats and that they are one of the most energetic teams in the league. They’ve had the same time to recover so, hopefully, we can compete.

“He’s a famous manager and a successful one at Leeds, with a completely opposite way of thinking like I do. If you want, black and white. So it will be interesting.

“There are more ways to go. Not only one. As long as it’s successful, everything is okay. It will be interesting to find solutions for him and for us.

Hasenhuttl added: “The Premier League is very often tactical at the highest level and you have to find balance in every part of your team. This will be tactically one of the more interesting ones this season.

“I spoke about the different ways of looking at football. I think we are also very unique in our defending way..

“I don’t see a lot of teams in the Premier League doing it like we do it, and with Bielsa you can talk the same about his way.”