Agbonlahor: Premier League clubs will be 'envious' of Leeds as news emerges from Thorp Arch
Rival clubs are envious of Leeds United as Marcelo Bielsa prepares for a fourth season in charge.
That is the view of Gabby Agbonlahor, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Angus Kinnear revealed Leeds had agreed a new 12-month contract with Bielsa.
The Whites chief executive told the BBC on 16 June the Argentine is “certainly very much” with the club next season.
He also revealed Bielsa had not returned to Argentina for the offseason and has instead been overseeing redevelopment at Thorp Arch.
The 65-year-old has now spent more time in charge of Leeds than any of his previous clubs including Newell’s Old Boys where the stadium is named after him.
“He’s addicted to football, you can tell,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
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“He’s probably had his holidays in his lifetime and is looking at it now ‘How long have I got left in management? Let me put my heart and soul into this project.’
“He’ll want to get Leeds as high as he can, maybe into Europe. He’ll be thinking of more ways to try and win games.
“He’s the perfect manager for Leeds. I’m sure there are a lot of Premier League clubs and owners that are envious that he’s carried on at Leeds. He’d walk into a lot of jobs.”
Bielsa guided the Yorkshire giants to a ninth-place finish last term, their first Premier League campaign in 16 years.
He has overseen 140 Leeds games across all competitions and has a win rate of 52.9 per cent.