Leeds fans finally received the news they have been waiting for on Thursday after it was announced that Marcelo Bielsa would be staying on as manager for the 2019/20 season.
There had been much speculation about the Argentine’s future at the club due to his tendency to walk away from jobs after a short period.
Andrea Radrizzani has done an incredible job in convincing the Argentine to stay, but the update on Bielsa’s contract may bring more good news for the Yorkshire club in the future.
The 63-year-old isn’t one to stay at a club if he believes he won’t be able to do his job to the best of his ability.
He has walked away from more lucrative roles than Leeds United in the past due to clashes with the board and due to failure in the transfer window.
The United chairman must’ve made some serious promises to Bielsa regarding the upcoming transfer window to make him sign on the dotted line for another 12 months.
The Yorkshire club certainly have only one aim for next term, and that is promotion.
To go up, they will need to strengthen in key positions with the right players. The former Marseille boss wouldn’t have chosen to stick around if he thought he was heading into next season with a weaker squad.
Whether that means vital players such as Kalvin Phillips and Kemar Roofe will be retained, or that rumoured targets such as Dwight Gayle and Callum O’Dowda will be secured remains to be seen, but you can bank on Leeds lining up with a stronger XI next season.
Bielsa could have easily walked away, but he feels there is unfinished business at the club and that can only be resolved if the Whites are promoted to the Premier League.