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Gaby Ruiz very optimistic over Marcelo Bielsa extending Leeds United stay

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Gaby Ruiz very optimistic over Marcelo Bielsa extending Leeds United stay

The Argentine is out of contract this summer but is expected to stay at Elland Road following promotion.

Leeds United scout Gaby Ruiz has told TyC Sports that the club is working tirelessly towards securing Marcelo Bielsa’s future at Elland Road.

The Argentine has led Leeds into the Premier League for the first time since 2004, winning the Championship title at a canter.

After the disappointment of last season when Leeds lost in the play-offs to Derby County, the world-renowned boss penned a one-year contract with the Whites.

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Despite the short-term nature of the deal, it has always been anticipated that Bielsa would stick around if the club returned to the top-flight.

Now Premier League football is back on the table it would seem unthinkable for Bielsa to walk away, although that hasn’t stopped some fans feeling uneasy.

The 65-year-old has worked at some of European football’s top clubs before and there’s nothing to say he won’t do so again.

Ruiz, however, has put Leeds supporters at rest by insisting talks are progressing with the former Argentina head coach


He told TyC Sports: “We are very optimistic that Marcelo Bielsa will stay next season, we are working on it. It will be an exciting year in the Premier League.

Leeds fans have been on a rollercoaster ride since their last meal at the top table.

They have fallen as low as League One and during the 2008/09 campaign suffered defeat to Hereford and Histon in the same campaign.


Right now, however, Leeds are one of the country’s most attractive clubs both on and off the pitch.

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Following the traumatic years under Massimo Cellino, the club has been reborn under the likeable Andrea Radrizzani.

He and his team, most notably Angus Kinnear and Victor Orta have ensured things have run smoothly, allowing Bielsa to concentrate on proceedings on the green bit.

Leeds could be a team to watch next season and the Argentine will once again be instrumental to their fortunes.

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