Marcelo Bielsa ‘signs new deal as Leeds boss’ after leading the Whites to Premier League safety with the Argentinian ‘fully committed’ at Elland Road amid fears he could quit his contract this month expires.
- Marcelo Bielsa is about to strike a new deal with Leeds, reports
- The veteran Argentinian has figured out how to survive the Premier League this season
- Bielsa is only closing year-over-year deals with its current one expiring this month
- But he remains ‘fully committed’ to the club after an impressive campaign
Marcelo Bielsa, the boss of Leeds United, is reportedly about to put a new contract with the club on paper.
The Argentinian has earned hero status on Elland Road after leading them back to the promised land of the Premier League after a 16-year absence before surviving confidently, with the team on track for a top ten finish.
Leeds has earned its fair share of admirers for their attacking style of play under Bielsa, and the veteran coach remains ‘fully committed’ to the cause and believes the squad can continue to improve, as reported by the Telegraph.
According to reports Marcelo Bielsa, the boss of Leeds United, will sign a new deal with the club
The Argentinian confidently guided the club to safety in their first season back in the top flight
Bielsa only signs annual contracts and his current one expires at the end of the season, but the club has ‘no worries’ and is ‘completely relaxed’ about the situation, the report adds. It says the boss is in talks with owner Andrea Radrizzani and is already making plans for next season.
He feels ‘happy and based’ in Leeds and although he is not officially yet to sign a new contract, the club sees their coach as ‘a man of honor’ and is confident that they will have the procedure after the final game of the season. .
The 65-year-old joined Leeds in 2018 as a manager with a fierce reputation and attractive style of play, but his side agonizingly missed promotion when they were beaten in the semi-finals of his first season’s playoffs.
Bielsa is ‘fully committed to the cause’ at Leeds and the club is not worried about an exit
He has been in constant contact with owner Andrea Radrizzani about a new contract
There were rumors that Bielsa might be leaving England after the frustrating campaign, but agreed to sign up for another year – and his second season in 2019-2020 saw the team on their way to promotion when they finished as champions – 10 points ahead West Brom.
With fans cheering after such a long time away from the top flight, the Argentinian had even named a street in the city after him.
Led by Patrick Bamford’s goalscoring heroics, Bielsa continued the team’s momentum this season with 15 wins, five draws and 15 defeats to address concerns about a return to the championship. They are currently at 50 points with three games to play.
Bielsa, who previously led Argentina, Chile, Atletico Bilbao and Marseille, has one drawback this season: his inability to speak English.
The veteran coach earned himself hero status at Leeds after being promoted last season
He admitted that the language barrier has hindered him during his stay in England, even though he can still bark some instructions in English from the sidelines.
One of my major shortcomings with my passage in English football is that I cannot communicate in the language that everyone speaks.
“Somehow it weakens me, the fact that I haven’t been able to learn to speak English,” he said. One of the bigger tools a coach has is to get his message across through his words.
‘If there is one thing that I enjoy doing, and it has taken a long time, it is to give the meaning and definition of words and say in the simplest way, without losing the richness of what I want to say.
“Because it’s so difficult for me to speak in Spanish, to express my ideas simply and succinctly, the decision I made not to do this in another language that wasn’t mine.”