By Danny Mills

18th Jun, 2021 | 7:00pm

Mills salutes Bielsa after director reveals new Leeds deal agreed

Danny Mills has claimed Marcelo Bielsa’s new Leeds United contract is a “formality”.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender delivered his verdict after Angus Kinnear revealed the club had reached an agreement with Bielsa.

He told the BBC earlier this week (16 June) the Argentine will be “certainly very much” with Leeds next season.

Bielsa famously only signs 12-month deals and he left it to the eve of his side’s opening Premier League fixture last season to put pen to paper.

Leeds’ chief executive also revealed the 65-year-old has stayed in Yorkshire over the break to work at Thorp Arch on plans for next season.

“We knew that Bielsa anyhow, whether he was in Argentina or at Thorp Arch, we know full well that he’s going to be relentless,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“Even if he was in Argentina he’d be watching stuff, he’d be doing stuff to help Leeds and his team. That’s how he is.

“The guy doesn’t seem to take a break, whether that be in season or out of season.

“It’s come out now behind the scenes that his contract is agreed and it’s just about putting pen to paper. We’ve seen in the past that clearly if he’s been working that hard at Thorp Arch over the summer, that pen on paper is literally a formality and it will happen sooner rather than later.”

If Bielsa leads the Whites into the next campaign it will be his fourth season in charge.

He has spent more time with the Yorkshire giants than any other club side in his illustrious managerial career.

In other news, Leeds United have been backed to seal a £20million deal for the “next Stuart Dallas”.