The Argentine is reported to have put pen to paper on a deal with the Elland Road club last night
Marcelo Bielsa has accepted the opportunity to become Leeds United’s new manager, and has already signed the club’s contract offer.
The Championship side have been holding talks with Bielsa for a couple of weeks, since sacking Paul Heckingbottom at the beginning of June after he won just four matches following his arrival at Elland Road.
And the Yorkshire Evening Post say Bielsa has finally agreed to take charge of Leeds ahead of the 2018/19 season.
The 62-year-old has been met by Leeds officials in his native Argentina, and he is reported to have been on the verge of signing his contract since the beginning of the week.
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Bielsa is expected to earn over £2million-a-year, making him the highest-paid coach in the club’s history.
Bielsa, who has managed the national teams of Chile and Argentina, as well as Athletic Club of Spain and Marseille of France, has been out of work since being sacked by Ligue 1’s Lille last December.
Prior to joining Lille, he signed a contract to become Lazio manager, but quit after just two days.