Following a poor performance in the Championship last season that saw Leeds United end the season at the 13th position with 60 points, the Whites are now keen to comeback even stronger and challenge for a promotion back to the Premier League next season as they sign Marcelo Bielsa as new manager.
The United board was reported to have opened talks with the Argentine football manager sometime last week as reported by FootballWest shortly just after the departure of Paul Heckingbottom on the 1st of June.
Bielsa, who has enjoyed spells as manager for his country Argentina, Spain, France and Chile national team, has now signed a two year contract with the choice of triggering a third year at the Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa said in a statement via BBC: “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.”
The Argentine manager has been the top summer target for Leeds United after the departure of Heckingbottom, which goes along with Leeds’ managing director Angus Kinnear explaining that the club needs a more experienced manager for the team.
Bielsa is widely known for his 3-3-3-1 tactics, which he used while managing the National teams and is yet to be tested in the EFL Championship, could this formation be a success for the Whites next season?.