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Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa was involved in a massive scandal two seasons ago as he sent a member of staff to spy on Frank Lampard’s Derby County training sessions ahead of meetings in the Championship.
The saga was dubbed Spygate and resulted in Leeds being fined £200,000. Derby will eventually beat them in a heated two-legged play-off at the end of the 2018/19 season.
With the two managers set to meet again, Frank Lampard seems to have let go of the incident and chose to speak highly of the Leeds boss who is a top manager.
“It’s in the past and I’m certainly not going to dwell on it going into this game,” Lampard stated.
“I’d rather dwell on the respect I have for him as a coach. It was a story that had a lot to it but it’s gone now.
“I just look at how well he’s done there, bringing Leeds up the year after. They were probably the strongest team in the Championship the year we played against them at Derby so it was a very proud moment for us and for myself actually to go against him and win that game [the play-off semi-final].
“I’m not concerned about what lesson he’s learned or not. I respect him and I respect Leeds but I only see the football side of it now and my only concern is with us being right tomorrow to try and win the match.”