Marcelo Bielsa Set to Put Pen-to-Paper on New Leeds United Deal

Marcelo Bielsa

Marcelo Bielsa is set to agree to a new contract at Leeds United that will keep him at the club until June 2022, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Marcelo Bielsa to Agree New Leeds United Contract

Leeds United Have Been Revolutionised under Marcelo Bielsa

Bielsa has been a revelation at the club since his move there when they were residing in the Championship. Having laboured away in the second tier of English football for so long, in stepped the Argentine to rescue them and take them back up to the Premier League.

He not only led them to the title and back into the top tier but, upon his first season back in the top flight, he looked less like a newly-promoted side and more like a club that looked like they could threaten to break into a European spot.

They eventually finished in ninth-place – no mean feat by any means for Bielsa.

Deal Would Keep Him at Leeds Until June 2022

Now, the gaffer has been rewarded with a new deal at the club, which he looks set to sign later on this afternoon according to reports.

It will come as good news to Leeds fans around the world, with Bielsa seen as a hero amongst United fans for his work so far in helping to try and re-establish them back in the top tier. His personality and the way he sets his side up to play leads to entertaining football most weeks and they’ll be delighted that he is set to commit his future to the club.

His stint at Leeds has marked his first attempt at managing in England and he has taken it in his stride and performed admirably despite the language barrier. Having also managed in Italy, France and Spain, it might be with Leeds where some of his best work as a manager has been achieved.

With several individual and club honours to his name so far over the course of his career, he will be eager to kick on now at Leeds and try to secure more awards both for himself and his club.


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