Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has signed a one-year contract extension, the Premier League club confirmed, hours after the 66-year-old announced at a press conference on Thursday that his future at the club was “resolved”. extension administrator. The Argentine, who took over at Island Road in 2018, led Leeds to ninth in the Premier League last season after ensuring the club’s return to the First Division after a 16-year absence. 📰 #LUFC is pleased to confirm that Marcelo Bielsa has signed a new contract to remain in his position – Leeds United (LUFC) on 12 August 2021 A club statement said: “Leeds United are delighted to confirm that Marcelo Bielsa has signed a new contract to remain in charge at Elland Road. “The Argentine has agreed to a new one-year deal, which runs until the end of the 2021/22 season.” Speaking ahead of the Leeds season opener at Manchester United on Saturday, Bielsa praised the club’s hierarchy for their willingness to invest in the club’s training facilities and infrastructure. In my opinion, this is an exceptional club. You don’t often have a club that dedicates a large amount of investment to improving training. services. “Leeds has made a significant economic contribution to providing the tools for the manager to prepare to be the ideal person.” Picture: Bielsa to end Leeds’ 16-year absence from the Premier League, Leeds also invested in Bielsa’s squad this summer, making permanent the loan of Jack Harrison from Manchester City, bringing in Junior Firpo from Barcelona and also completing deals for youngsters Amari Miller, Louis Bate and Kristoffer Klaesson and Sean McGurk. Although they continue to be associated with other deals, Bielsa declared that he was pleased with his current options, and said, “I am satisfied with the group I’m working with.” “I couldn’t tell you about hypothetical situations, but what I can say is the group of players I’m happy with.” Follow the summer transfer window With Sky Sports, you can follow the latest transfer news and rumors in our dedicated Transfer Center blog on the Sky Sports digital platforms, as well as follow all the developments on Sky Sports News.