Leeds appoint Marcelo Bielsa as new boss

Leeds United have began preparations for the new Championship season by appointing former Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa as their new Head Coach.

As well as having stints in charge of both the Argentina and Chile national teams 62-year-old has managed a range of high calibre sides including Newell’s Old Boys, Athletic Bilbao and Marseille.

The season will mark the fifth consecutive season that Leeds will have begun the campaign with a new Head Coach.

The new boss told the Leeds official club website, “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.”

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