According to La Nacion, Marcelo Bielsa could soon extend his lease with Leeds. The Argentine coach, author of a good season in the Premier League, is in the process of signing a new two-year contract. Until 2023.
Since his arrival in the summer of 2018, he has made a habit of committing for a year. And then renew his lease each year. But this time, Marcelo Bielsa could project himself a little further in time with Leeds. According to La Nacion, the Argentine coach is in the process of signing a new two-year contract. Until 2023. The negotiations have been accelerated in recent days between the different parties. They would now be “very close” to succeed, according to a source familiar with the matter. Whites leaders remain wary until El Loco officially signs, but optimism is said to be in the halls of the club.
Andrea Radrizzani, the Italian president, would absolutely like to keep it. He wouldn’t have any other option on his desk. Since he landed at Ellan Road, Bielsa has been unanimous. Fans love him. Most players adhere to his atypical methods. This season, the goal was to stay in the Premier League. Currently 9th in the standings, Leeds will get there hands down. And can even dream of Europe in case of good results in the coming weeks.
One of England’s highest paid coaches
The troops of Bielsa, who remain on three consecutive successes, are in full confidence. They have just won at the Etihad Stadium against Manchester City of Pep Guardiola (1-2), who is rushing for the title. A master stroke which further strengthened Bielsa’s position. Since his last renewal, the former OM coach has been one of the best paid technicians in England. A status that it should further consolidate by continuing the adventure in the third largest city in the country.
A few months ago, the 65-year-old coach asked for time to think about his future. Just to see if his locker room was still ready to follow him. He now seems to be fully convinced of this, at a time when two big shocks are looming, against Liverpool (April 19) and Manchester United (April 25).