Marcelo Bielsa confirms he will remain Leeds manager for 2020/21 season

Liverpool vs Leeds

Following a wait of over 16 years, Leeds United are finally set to return to Premier League action this weekend.

The Whites, who completely dominated the Championship last term, have been handed arguably the toughest possible fixture in their first game back, though.

Marcelo Bielsa must take his side to Anfield on Saturday evening, for a meeting with reigning Premier League champions, Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp’s outfit, of course, boast a sensational record at home, with the odds certainly stacked against Leeds in 2 days’ time.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 14: Jurgen Klopp the head coach / manager of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Watford FC at Anfield on December 14, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Bielsa staying put

Prior to Leeds’ long-awaited return to top-flight action, Marcelo Bielsa held his first press conference as a Premier League boss on Thursday.

During the presser, the Argentine discussed a whole host of topics, one of which surrounded his contract situation.

Bielsa’s deal (containing the option for a further year) actually expired at the end of June, with fresh terms yet to be agreed.

However, whilst some Leeds fans may have begun to fret over their boss’ future, Bielsa has today moved to ensure that he will be at Elland Road for the season ahead.

When drawn on his contract situation this afternoon, the South American tactician stated:

“I will be working next season at Leeds United. Everything has been sorted and it is definite I will be here next season.”

Bielsa also went on to confirm that, apart from Adam Forshaw, Leeds have a full squad available to face Liverpool:

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.