Romano: Bielsa expected to sign new Leeds United contract soon

Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that Marcelo Bielsa is set to sign a new deal at Leeds United “soon”.

The Argentine has signed three one-year deals at Elland Road since taking over the Whites job as he prefers shorter-term contracts and ensures he puts pen to paper once his other demands are met.

Romano’s update certainly means that Victor Orta and the Leeds hierarchy have agreed to what Bielsa wants for next season, and the club good make it official very soon.

Absolutely buzzing

What an incredible journey it’s been under Bielsa and we hope that this never has to end. Not once has the Argentine spoken about his next project or ambitions to manage elsewhere – meaning he could be with us for a while.

However, not getting too ahead of ourselves, him agreeing to a new deal is vital at this stage of the year. Last summer, he didn’t put pen to paper until the last few weeks despite going on about his job behind the scenes.

This also means the club see eye to eye with him on salaries, transfers, training facilities, and anything else needed to help El Loco flourish at Elland Road.

In the past, Orta has said that he was confident Bielsa would extend, but until he doesn’t sign the dotted line there was always going to be that glimmer of doubt.

Still not officially done yet, but we have every reason to believe that the hard part is done and it appears there are some formalities before the club can make an announcement.

Having made this decision early at the start of June means the club have enough time to nail their summer activity and make all the off-field changes they want to before the players come back from their summer vacation.

We’ve seen that often delays in decision making processes lead to failures on the pitch, and having everyone singing from the same hymn sheet is vital for every club if they intend to be a short and mid-term success.

We’re in for an exciting transfer window and if it’s as good as last summer’s, there’s no reason to believe that we won’t be challenging for the European places next season.

Come on you Leeds.

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