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Adam Pope drops Leeds United update on Marcelo Bielsa’s new contract

Adam Pope has dropped an exciting update on Marcelo Bielsa signing his new contract at Leeds United.

What’s the story?

The Argentine has signed year-to-year contracts at Elland Road since his arrival at the club, leading to the inevitable questions over whether he will continue his stay.

Angus Kinnear has previously expressed his confidence at seeing Bielsa put pen to paper on a new deal, saying: “We’re all really confident. As I think you know, Marcelo decided not to return back to Argentina this summer. Some of his coaching staff have, but he wanted to stay at Elland Road, he wanted to prepare, he wanted to work with Victor (Orta) and I on the transfer window and oversee the training ground works that are taking place.

“So, I have no doubts as to his commitment and as normal with Marcelo, putting pen to paper he sees as an irrelevance. It’s really emotionally and psychologically where he is and he’s certainly very much with Leeds United for the next season.”

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BBC reporter Pope has now said via Twitter: “No further news but all parties appear comfortable.”

Fans will be buzzing

When news first emerged earlier this year that Bielsa was set to sign a new contract at Elland Road, several Leeds fans took to Twitter to make it clear just how delighted they were – a real snapshot of the kind of love that supporters have for the manager.

The kind of affinity and love Leeds fans have for Bielsa is unquestionable, with the Argentine a firm favourite in Yorkshire for the way he has embraced the city and brought the Whites back to the big time of the Premier League.

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The fact that Leeds finished in the top half of the table in their first season back, with the majority of their squad having also taken them up from the Championship, is a real testament to the incredible coaching work Bielsa has done.

Therefore, news from Pope that “all parties appear comfortable” over the Leeds boss extending his time at Elland Road for at least another year is sure to have Whites fans buzzing.

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