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Rumour - Bielsa agrees 2 year extension

Just a rumour of course but will be amazing news if true.

There's nothing more to say. Hopefully it's true, it matches the info I was passed from someone inside football but not close to the club.

Only an idiot would not be over the moon if this happens.

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 12/4/21

Whispers from Argentina?

posted on 12/4/21

is it april 1st?

posted on 12/4/21

Rumours are gathering pace, if it's true it will round off t
he season perfectly.
I will be happy if he signs for 1 season as long as he stays.

posted on 12/4/21

he fits so well at leeds. already his longest managerial stint. no reason to think he wont be here another four or five years.

comment by Kern (U4664)

posted on 12/4/21

Hoping like hell this is true. I'd be happy if he just kept signing one year deals. If he feels strongly enough about us to sign for two, then damn we're made. It would also end any daft talk about Raph leaving. Love this.

posted on 12/4/21

Article here. Most will need to use Chrome with Google Translate:

https://www.lanacion.com.ar/deportes/marcelo-bielsa-y-su-futuro-en-leeds-un-triunfo-historico-ante-manchester-city-y-negociaciones-nid10042021/

posted on 12/4/21

negotiations for 2 years, want 10 years not 2, however if he stay we will get 1 year & wait n' see for the next as it has been, cannot see any other reason why

posted on 12/4/21

comment by kamara's left foot (U21862)
posted 1 hour, 15 minutes ago
negotiations for 2 years, want 10 years not 2, however if he stay we will get 1 year & wait n' see for the next as it has been, cannot see any other reason why
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I think that's the "newsworthy" bit of the report -- if true, he's considering a 2 year extension which is very unusual for Bielsa.

If it is true, it's a sign of how happy he is with the club, it's owners and the city which is a great thing!

posted on 12/4/21

I can see, from the clubs perspective, how Bielsa going from year to year can actually be limiting.
For instance, new signings might be happy to sign for two years but might that be a stronger pull if Bielsa himself has signed up to do the same? Bielsa will be a pull for a lot of the potential recruits.
Similarly on the commercial side....will the certainty of a 2 year Bielsa contract actually help with commercial deals? It’s surely can’t hurt.

I suspect in the Championship year to year worked for both as they sounded each other out. 3 years on, and the demands and finances of the EPL, I suspect such an arrangement is being found to be much more limiting.

posted on 12/4/21

That would be amazing if true. I think he might buy a sweet shop in Wetherby when he decides to retire

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