The Athletic’s Phil Hay has provided an update on Marcelo Bielsa’s future at Leeds United that has been very well received by supporters.
Hay reports that people close to the Argentine say Bielsa has plans to stick around at Elland Road.
His current deal expires in the summer.
Marcelo Bielsa has been involved in talks about the next transfer window and people close to him say he is more and more invested in the 'long game' at Leeds.
This season has weighed heavily on coaches like Nuno but Bielsa's spirit seems undiminished:https://t.co/XssXifmgys
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) February 20, 2021
Bielsa has only ever signed one-year contracts since arriving in West Yorkshire but this news hints at a longer-term deal.
And the accompanying report reiterates that Bielsa is planning for the long-haul, is committed and is already planning the summer trabnsfers.
It is no wonder the fanbase is so excited – and it is exactly what was needed after the disappointing loss to Wolves.
We are not too surprised by the development, either, as Bielsa has spoken of his support for Andrea Radrizzani’s plans for the future.
The Leeds owner wants to emulate Leicester’s strategy for success and has an eye on European qualification.
Bielsa backs that project and it seems he wants to be the man who leads us on that journey.
And achieving that goal would only confirm his status as a Leeds hero.
Bielsa may transform us from a mid-table Championship outfit into a European side by the end of his fourth year.
He is worth every penny of his new deal and we are delighted that he remains happy as Leeds boss.
It is really quite remarkable what Bielsa has achieved with us, and the reactions shown below highlight how much he is appreciated.
The best news we can get. Leeds are playing to best brand of football I’ve seen since O’Leary days. A few more key signings and we will be back in Europe.
— Paul Robbins (@PaulRobbins1) February 20, 2021
This is the best news ever! Hes leeds and we are so fortunate to have him
— Mandy Cooper (@Mandy66742038) February 20, 2021
Don’t tease me like this Phil. I can’t handle the emotion
— Sealthard (@Sealthard) February 20, 2021
Every year we keep him, he will be remain our best signing.
— Matthew (@mattmcrae88) February 20, 2021
Bloody love this Phil. How would we ever replace him?!?! Can’t so let’s keep him forever
— james mcdonald (@jayjaymcd) February 20, 2021
He is the missing cog we have needed for 16 years! What a man! He’s Leeds now! 👊🏻
— Ian G (@Grundy1976Ian) February 20, 2021
Leeds United x Marcelo Bielsa just go together, we suit each other for so many reasons.
I feel like Bielsa is invested in the project here and knows with a couple more transfer windows that he can get us pushing for at least UEL places
— Kagey (@KageyVision) February 20, 2021
This is good news. It took Revie almost four years to reach our peak but patience is a virtue. We are so new to this league but doing really good. Being secure is the only goal. Unfortunate last night but still playing good football despite the injuries. MOT
— Allan Fawcett (@AllanFawcett2) February 20, 2021
Great news Phil!
— Andrew Langridge (@ALangridge55) February 20, 2021
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