Official: Leeds United announce Marcelo Biesla as their new coach
Leeds United appoint Marcelo Bielsa as their new head coach.
The former Argentina, Chile, Marseille, Lazio and Bilbao head coach signed a two-year deal. This is a bold move by the club and the 62-year old manager.
On his appointment, 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 and I have had several opportunities to do so during my career, however I have always felt it was important to wait for the right project to come along and so 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, Andrea and Angus, as we work hard to achieve great things at this football club.”
The 62-year-old has won top flight league titles in Argentina with Newell's Old Boys and Vélez Sársfield, whilst also guided Bilbao to the UEFA Europa League final and the Copa del Rey final, during his time in charge of the Spanish club.