Andrea Radrizzani has demanded that manager Marcelo Bielsa is tied down for the next two years at Leeds United, according to La Nacion.
The Argentinean newspaper reports that in recent days, talks between Leeds and Bielsa have advanced and a source has said an agreement is “very close” to being reached.
Since Leeds hired Bielsa, he’s never agreed to commit himself to the club for more than one year at a time. However, it is understood that this time, Leeds are closing in on a two-year agreement with El Loco.
Two. More. Years.
It’s safe to say that this is the kind of news that all Leeds United supporters want to hear.
We’re not afraid of seeing Bielsa move on in the summer after a very successful three years at Elland Road in which he has turned Leeds from a mid-table Championship club to an impressive mid-table Premier League one.
He’s done that without going too big on new signings and new additions either with a lot of the old guard from the Championship like Luke Ayling, Stuart Dallas, Kalvin Phillips, Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford shining in the Premier League.
Bielsa surely sees a long-term vision at Leeds and it’s clearly a vision that is shared by club owner Radrizzani.
We really need to see Bielsa stay and continue his brilliant work at Elland Road and if he does commit himself to a two-year contract, we don’t think there’s any better show of his loyalty to the club as it bucks his trend of only agreeing one year at a time before.
Bielsa is the best we could hope for so he needs to be giving whatever he wants in the summer to ensure these negotiations go smoothly.
But, judging by La Nacion’s update, everything is going well at the moment.
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