Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has signed a new one-year contract, the club announced on its website on Friday, 11th September.
Bielsa’s previous deal expired at the end of the 2019/20 campaign, but fresh terms have finally been agreed with the Argentine after months of talks.
He joined Leeds as the head coach in 2018, on a two-year contract with the option of a third year.
“Leeds United are pleased to confirm Marcelo Bielsa has signed a new one-year deal with the club to remain as head coach for the 2020/21 season,” the club confirmed.
The 65-year-old tactician guided Leeds United last season to win the Sky Bet Championship title and earn promotion to the English Premier League for the first time in 16 years.
According to data provided by the club, the former Argentina and Chile head coach has taken charge of a total of 100 games for the Whites, winning 56, drawing 17, and losing 27 over two seasons.
In his first year, he led the team through the first six Championship rounds unbeaten, and to the top of the league. He won the Championship Manager of the Month award for August 2018 by the EFL.
He was again nominated for the Championship Manager of the Month award for December 2018 but lost out to Hull City manager Nigel Adkins.
Bielsa failed to gain promotion to the top flight in 2018, when Leeds were beaten by Derby County in the Championship playoff semifinals.
Leeds will face defending champions Liverpool in their league opener at Anfield Stadium on Saturday, 12th September.