Report explains how promotion affects Marcelo Bielsa's 'historic' Leeds contract

Olympique de Marseille head coach Marcelo Bielsa watches the action during the preseason friendly match between Olympique de Marseille and Juventus FC at Stade Velodrome on August 1, 2015...

More details of Marcelo Bielsa's negotiations with Leeds emerge.

LOSC Lille coach Marcelo Bielsa looks on before the pre-season friendly match between Atalanta BC and LOSC Lille at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on July 26, 2017 in Bergamo, Italy.

Further details of Marcelo Bielsa's proposed contract terms with Leeds United have been reported by the Buenos Aires Times.

Bielsa is negotiating with Leeds and it was yesterday initially claimed by Argentine outlet TyC Sports that he will sign a one year deal with an option to extend by a further 12 months.

The Buenos Aires Times reports that if Marcelo Bielsa wins promotion in his first season at Leeds, his one year contract will be automatically extended.

Marseille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa gestures during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille and Stade Malherbe de Caen on August 8, 2015 at the Velodrome...

If Bielsa's Leeds are unsuccessful in their attempts, club owner Andrea Radrizzani has an option to revoke the second year.

This is important to Leeds because Bielsa is going to be so well paid, earning £4 million per year.

The report claims Bielsa will become the highest paid manager in Leeds United's history.

Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa gives instructions during the Athletic Bilbao training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Final between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao at the...

Leeds can't afford to be paying a huge salary in Bielsa's second year if his first is a dud, or be on the hook for a huge amount in compensation if he needs to be sacked.

Fans will hope the situation does not come to this, but it is prudent business from Radrizzani, who is looking to protect the club.

Ultimately he will be hoping Bielsa's contract will be automatically renewed if he leads the club to promotion in his first year.

With Premier League money on offer, the Argentine may even be able to negotiate an even better deal at that point.

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