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Fabrizio Romano Drops News on Marcelo Bielsa’s Future at the club

Marcelo Bielsa is close to signing a new contract to remain at the club, according to Fabrizio Romano.

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Last Month it was reported that Marcelo Bielsa is close to signing a new contract at Leeds United.

Football News Guru Fabrizio Romano has now confirmed that it is only a matter of time before Bielsa officially commits his future to the club.

During the latest episode of The Here We Go Podcast, Romano stated: ”Bielsa is going to sign the contract in the next days - he is staying at Leeds. And, if we don’t have any big surprise, Bielsa is staying.”

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Leeds to European Qualification under Bielsa?

The team only missed out on European football by three points this year, so they are not far off achieving this target already.

Leeds’ majority owner Andrea Radrizzani has made it clear that he wants the club to be back in Europe in the coming years, and the 2020/21 season indicated that this is a realistic aim.

It has been 20 years since Leeds were competing in a Champions League semi-final, but they certainly seem to be on the right track under Bielsa, and if his future can be sorted soon, then the Argentine may be the right man to put the side back into the European spotlight.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Win Rate at Leeds United’

The 65-year-old has been in charge at Leeds for the last three seasons, and has done a fantastic job during that period.

After narrowly missing out on promotion from the Championship in their first season under Bielsa, Leeds made no mistake the second time around as they won the title in 2019/20. They then followed that up by finishing inside the top half in the Premier League this term, playing an exciting brand of football along the way.

Of his 140 matches at the helm, Bielsa has overseen 74 victories, giving him a win rate of 53%.