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Report in Argentina claims Marcelo Bielsa is “very close” to agreeing a new two-year deal with Leeds

If accurate, it will be the news which tops off an outstanding day.

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Argentinian outlet La Nacion is reporting that Leeds United are “very close” to agreeing a new deal with Head Coach Marcelo Bielsa, and surprisingly the deal is for two years rather than the expected one year.

Bielsa is paid very well by Leeds, apparently he is one of the six highest paid coaches in the league, but the money has never been expected to be an issue. It is a matter of Leeds convincing Bielsa of the project, and acquiescing to his ways as much as they can within reason.

Since taking over at Leeds in June 2018, Marcelo Bielsa has transformed Leeds United and has as close as I have ever seen to universal support from the fanbase. However long he wants to be here, I want him to stay, in fact, I want him here longer than that.

If Leeds can get him tied to a two-year deal, it will be more exciting. Not because it means he’ll stay - if he wants to walk he will - but because it means the club have convinced him of the plans going forward to such an extent that he is willing to sign the longer deal. It is a fair assumption that if Bielsa signs a two-year deal, he must be pleased with the direction Leeds are looking to go in the transfer market - and if he is happy, I am happy.

How excited will you be to see the great man extend his deal at Elland Road? Let us know either in the comments or @ThruItAllLUFC on twitter.