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Leeds: Marcelo Bielsa set to sign new deal

Leeds: Marcelo Bielsa set to sign new deal - Leeds United

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa looks set to extend his Whites stay and will put pen to paper on an Elland Road extension over the coming weeks.

That’s according to reliable reporter Nicolo Schira, who shared the news hours before Leeds’ 2-0 defeat to Brighton on Saturday.

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Schira posted the news on Twitter, claiming that the Argentine will extend his stay in Yorkshire for a further 12 months at the end of the Premier League season.

“Marcelo Bielsa is set to extend his contract with Leeds for another year. At the end of the Premier League he will sign the contract.”

Leeds host West Brom in their final league game of the season on May 23, and it seems as if the 65-year-old will sign a new deal not long after that.

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Whites owner Andrea Radrizzani could love this latest update, as the Italian has made it clear that he wants Bielsa to remain at the club beyond the summer.

Radrizzani once again backed Bielsa in the transfer market following the club’s promotion, forking out £95.2m on six permanent signings, and he may have to do the same again to help Leeds improve on their impressive first season back in the top flight.

Bielsa signed a two-year deal back in 2018 but only extended his stay for a further 12 months last year, and it looks to be the same this time around.

Leeds insider Phil Hay admitted last month that Bielsa has previously wanted to save negotiations until the season is fully completed, but it seems as if the Whites have his word he’ll be around for the 2021/22 campaign.

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