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Marcelo Bielsa’s brother comments on his Leeds United future

General views of the stadium ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United v Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 3, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Marcelo Bielsa is doing a brilliant job at Leeds United at the moment.

Marcelo Bielsa the Leeds United manager during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Leeds United at Deepdale on April 09, 2019 in Preston, England.

It looks like Marcelo Bielsa is going to be the manager who guides Leeds United back to the Premier League.

Leeds have not featured in the Premier League since 2004, and in recent years, the West Yorkshire outfit had become also-rans in the Championship.

However, this season has been different, and with just weeks remaining, there is strong optimism that the Whites will finally get out of the second tier of English football.


Leeds are second in the Championship table at the moment with 82 points from 42 matches, four points behind leaders Norwich City and three clear of third-placed Sheffield United.

Bielsa is already hugely popular among the Elland Road favourite, and if the Argentine guides Leeds back to the Premier League, then he will be a legend at the club.

Leeds fans will certainly love Bielsa to stay at Elland Road next season, and they will be pleased to hear that the former Athletic Bilbao and Marseille boss plans to stick around at the club for the 2019-20 campaign.

Marcelo Bielsa, Head Coach of Leeds United looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Leeds United at Madejski Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Reading, England.

The Leeds head coach’s brother and sports lawyer, Rafael Bielsa, told Lacapital.com, as translated by TEAMtalk: “Marcelo can not go back to Newell’s because he has a contractual problem. I made the contract.

“If they do not go up to the Premier League, Leeds has the option to keep him. Taking into account the season they are having, it is difficult not to keep him. And if they go up, it is mandatory for both parties to stay.”

Rafael Bielsa added: "I cannot imagine Marcelo breaking a contract. He never broke one during his career, it was the other way around. For example, with Club America or Lille it was because the clubs broke the agreements."

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on April 13, 2019 in Leeds, England.

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