Marcelo Bielsa to pen new deal at Leeds United
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Marcelo Bielsa to pen new deal at Leeds United

Marcelo Bielsa will extend his contract as Leeds United head coach after his initial two-year deal expired following their promotion to the Premier League, club chief executive Angus Kinnear has said.

Leeds earned automatic promotion to the top flight after winning the second-tier Championship this year, returning to the Premier League after 16 years. 

The Argentine has never pent more than two years managing a club side but the Leeds leadership was confident that the lure of Premiership football will make him extend his contract.

“I just need to find an appropriate window to get the paper in front of him and for him to sign it,” Kinnear told Sky Sports. “I know fans are nervous, it makes me a bit nervous, but I don’t think there is any reason to be.

 “Marcelo is absolutely focused on training, but like last season where I know everyone was nervous about the contract, it is about him getting the time to focus on signing it.

“We have conversations daily and it tends to be about the minutiae of the preparations for the season rather than his contract.”

Leeds begin their Premier League campaign with a trip to champions Liverpool on Sept. 12.