Marcelo Bielsa Signs New Leeds Contract Ahead Of Man Utd Clash

Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed his continued stay at Leeds United after signing a one-year contract extension.

Leeds will be playing Manchester United in their Premier League 2021/22 season opener on Saturday, though Bielsa's future was uncertain up until Thursday.

But it was not until a press conference on Thursday that the 66-year-old publicly made his position known.

“The contract situation is one that is already resolved,” Bielsa said through a translator.

“One year is habitual.”

The club's chief executive Angus Kinnear has claimed Bielsa's willingness to let his contract situation rumble on is due to his “lack of interest in it” as he focuses on preparing his team.

Speaking after Bielsa, defender Robin Koch welcomed the news but indicated it had never been a concern for the players.

“Of course we are happy he's here for another season,” the Germany international said.

“I didn't think he would leave, it's nothing surprising for me, but of course we are happy.”

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Seeing out a fourth season will mean Bielsa will have been in charge of Leeds for longer than any other club in his career.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago