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Leeds United appoint Marcelo Bielsa as head coach

By June 15, 2018 No Comments

Leeds United have confirmed the appointment of Argentine Marcelo Bielsa as their new head coach.

Bielsa has previously managed both his national team and neighbouring Chile and enjoyed his greatest club success when he led Athletic Bilbao to the 2012 Europa League final.

Leeds United Chairman Andrea Radrizzani said; “I am thrilled to welcome Marcelo and his staff to Leeds United. Marcelo has a wealth of experience and he will use that to create a new culture and a winning mentality at our football club.”

Marcelo Bielsa said; “I am delighted to accept the role of head coach at Leeds United. It has always been my ambition to work in England. When a club with Leeds United’s history made me an offer, it was impossible to turn down. I am excited for the challenge ahead and I look forward to collaborating with Victor Orta, Andrea┬áRadrizzani and Angus Kinnear as we work hard to achieve great things at this football club.”

Bielsa has signed a two year deal at Elland Road with the club holding an option for a further year.