LIVE BLOG: The latest news from Elland Road and the world of football

That's all for today, folks.

Thanks for your company and have a good weekend!

We'll be back on Monday for all the latest but in the meantime make sure you stay up to date with all the latest Leeds United news here.

Season tickets are on the rise...

Leeds United have had a surge in ticket sales following the Bielsa announcement - click here for the full story.

The day Marcelo Bielsa taught Manchester United a football lesson...

This will be music to Leeds United's fans ears... we've taken a look back at the Europa League tie in 2012 as Bielsa's Atheltic Bilbao toppled Manchester United.

Read the full story here.

Praise from an unexpected source...

Bielsa in his own words...

“We always go out to attack our opponents and go for victory. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but we won’t alter the style of play we have.

Read what Marcelo Bielsa has to say about his philosophy and coaching style here.

Is Marcelo Bielsa the most high profile appointment Leeds United have ever made?

We've take a look at some of the other big names to take over at Elland Road - where does Bielsa stand for you?

Take a look at the others here.

'He is the best coach in the world'

What have Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino and others said about new Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa?

Click here to read their quotes in full.

Carabao Cup draw!

Well, it might not be the top priority on the list but Leeds United have been drawn at home to Bolton Wanderers in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

Read the full story here.

Who is Marcelo Bielsa?

Want to know who the Argentine is? Check out our fact file here on the 62-year-old.

What are Leeds United fans saying?

It's fair to say the social media reaction has been extreme to the Whites appointment - check out here what United fans are saying.

Are Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds a match made in heaven?

Our chief football writer Phil Hay has written a brilliant column and overview on the appointment of Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road?

Whatever happens, the Whites are in for a ride... you can read his exclusive column here.

Radrizzani reflects on Bielsa appointment

Chairman Andrea Radrizzani said of his capture “I am thrilled to welcome Marcelo and his staff to Leeds United.

“He is a coach that I have admired for many years and when the opportunity arose to bring him to Elland Road, we made it our top priority for the summer.

“Marcelo has a wealth of experience and he will use that to create a new culture and a winning mentality at our football club.

“I would like to thank Victor Orta and Angus Kinnear for all of the hard work that has gone into this appointment and I look forward to progressing together.”

Bielsa discusses Leeds role...

On his appointment, Bielsa said: “I am delighted to accept the role of head coach at Leeds United.

“It has always been my ambition to work in England and I have had several opportunities to do so during my career, however I have always felt it was important to wait for the right project to come along and so when a club with Leeds United’s history made me an offer, it was impossible to turn down.

“I am excited for the challenge ahead and I look forward to collaborating with Victor, Andrea and Angus, as we work hard to achieve great things at this football club.”

Here it is... FINALLY!

A bit of fun from the club...


Read the full story here.


Well, it looks like Leeds United have landed their man.

The YEP understands Marcelo Bielsa has accepted a contract to take up the vacant hot seat at Elland Road.

Phi Hay reports here.

Today's rumours have landed...

And Leeds United are being linked with a move for a Sheffield Wednesday player - would he be a good signing?

Check out all the latest rumours right here.


Welcome to today's live blog... yes, we're back for another day of Leeds United action. Will he arrive today?

Who knows! But we'll have all the latest on Marcelo Bielsa's prolonged talks with the Whites and the rest of the news right here.

Stay tuned throughout the day...