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Marcelo Bielsa named Leeds head coach on three-year deal

9:48 am, 15th June 2018

The club has been searching for a replacement for Paul Heckingbottom since sacking him on June 1 after less than four months in charge at Elland Road.

The Argentinian has managed Chile as well as his home nation and has worked at a number of high-profile European clubs, including Athletic Bilbao, Marseille and Lazio.

Bielsa’s appointment means Leeds will start the season with a new boss for a fifth successive year.

The pedigree the 62-year-old brings will raise hopes of a return to the Premier League for the first time since the Yorkshire club were relegated in 2003-04.

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