Bielsa confirms he will stay at Leeds

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Last Updated: 10/09/20 1:49pm

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa says “everything has been sorted” for him to remain in charge of the club this season.

Bielsa brought Leeds’ top-flight exile to an end when he led them to the Championship title in July – the club’s first silverware since 1992.

When joining the club in the summer of 2018, Bielsa signed a two-year contract at Elland Road, with an option of extending the deal for another season.

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Bielsa did not wish to comment on his future during the Championship victory celebrations, but has now confirmed he will stay for the club’s first season back in the Premier League.

“I will be working the next season at Leeds United,” said Bielsa at a news conference ahead of Saturday’s trip to Liverpool, live on Sky Sports.

“Everything has been sorted and it is definite that I will be here next season.”

Leeds will begin their Premier League campaign against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.

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Bielsa said the trip to Anfield to face Jurgen Klopp’s champions would be “a very special game”.

“They are one of the best teams in the world, with a fine system and very good players,” said the Argentinian.

“It’s difficult to say how our players are going to adjust to the Premier League. We have prepared for this, but we need to show it on the pitch.”

Bielsa said that he will not be changing his team’s style of play following promotion.

“To begin with we will try to play the same way,” he added.

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