Leeds United have completed a deal to make former Marseille boss Marcelo Bielsa their new manager, a journalist claims.
According to Jason Pettigrove of Marca, Leeds have agreed a deal with Bielsa and confirmation of the appointment will be made official once his work permit arrives.
Bielsa is the club’s prime candidate to take over from Paul Heckingbottom, who was sacked after the end of the season.
The former Argentina and Chile coach wants to revamp Leeds’ training methods if appointed, and that would mean starting pre-season at the earliest opportunity, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Leeds have been in talks with Bielsa for some time and last month an Argentinian journalist claimed a deal had been reached between the two parties.
However, reported interest from Sporting Lisbon looked to have stalled Leeds’ plans to appoint him, though it is understood an announcement is close to being made by the West Yorkshire club.
#LUFC fans will be delighted. Deal for Bielsa is completed and an announcement will be made in the next few hours once his work permit has arrived. Strap yourselves in!!!
— Jason Pettigrove (@jasonpettigrove) June 13, 2018