Bielsa agrees new Leeds deal till 2022

Stefan Bienkowski
Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa 2020/21

Marcelo Bielsa has signed a new contract with Leeds United that will keep the manager at Elland Road until the end of the 2021/22 season.

The Argentine coach is famous for signing short-term deals with his clubs and following rumours of a fall out between the manager and the club it seems as though both parties have come to an agreement.

In his first stint in English football Bielsa has undoubtedly exceeded expectations at Leeds, having won promotion from the English Championship in his second season by 10 clear points and then guided the team to ninth place in the Premier League the following season.

As such, the Elland Road side would have been determined to keep Bielsa at the club, as he now approaches his fourth season at the club.

And despite having a reputation for moving from club to club with relative ease, Bielsa underlined why he was happy to stay put at Leeds.

'Leeds are an extraordinary club'

“From my point of view this is an extraordinary club,” said Bielsa in a statement on the Leeds website.

“It’s not often you have a club who designates so much volume of investment to the improvement of the training.

“In this sense, Leeds have made a significant contribution economically for the tools for a manager to prepare his players to be the ideal ones.

“Everything that we need in this area, the club has resolved it with a very high investment.

“Whether that be the pitches, the facilities, the technology, commodities for the work of the players and in this sense, I am very astounded by the conduct of the club.

“I think the most important coaches that world football has would value what this club means in terms of organisation, structure and the public.”