Marcelo Bielsa will be the manager at Leeds United for at least another season.
✍️ | #LUFC are delighted to confirm that Chairman @andrearadri has exercised the option to extend Marcelo Bielsa’s contract for a second season— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 28, 2019
Per the club’s official website:
Leeds United are delighted to confirm that Chairman Andrea Radrizzani has officially exercised the option to extend Marcelo Bielsa’s contract for a second season.
Marcelo has met with the Board of Directors on a number of occasions over the past few days and has confirmed his intention to continue on in his role of Head Coach.
Bielsa penned a two-year deal with the Whites in June 2018 with the club maintaining the right to extend or terminate the deal at the end of year one.
During Marcelo’s debut season in English football, the team amassed a total of 83 points - the highest points total since promotion from League One during the 2009/10 season, playing an attractive brand of football which has helped Bielsa to become a popular figure amongst supporters.
Bielsa is back, which means that Leeds have to be one of the favourties for automatic promotion next season from the Championship. It remains to be seen what kind of budget that the club will work with or what kind of players will be brought in for another go at promotion, but the most important person is back for another year at the club.
¡Vamos Leeds Carajo! Indeed.