Sources: Leeds to open talks on 'Sensational' £100,000-a-week deal
Leeds United are set to offer Marcelo Bielsa a big pay rise to manage the club in the Premier League as new contract talks are scheduled.
The Elland Road hierarchy led by owner Andrea Radrizzani will sit down with the Argentine to start planning for their historic top-flight return as soon as the Championship season ends on Wednesday.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the club plan to offer Bielsa a lucrative deal in excess o £100,000-a-week to spearhead their Premier League return.
His current contract, worth around £60,000-a-week, expires at the end of this month.
Leeds have an option to extend the agreement but they are instead expected to hand Bielsa a far more lucrative package as reward for his momentous achievement.
The Championship winners will benefit to the tune of at least £170m from Premier League promotion over the coming seasons.
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This is due to broadcasting windfalls, including from parachute payments after relegations.
But the instant cost of going up is the transfer add-ons and the bonuses loaded into the contracts of their players and coaching staff, with a £25m bill needed to be settled.
Nevertheless, the Leeds board are in no doubt about the importance of the architect of their promotion triumph and the playing style that has ground down opponents en route to winning the league with two games to spare.
Ex-Leeds defender Danny Mills told Football Insider claims that “humble” Bielsa deserves all the rewards that come his way.
“It’s not about money for him, it’s about success – and that’s really refreshing.
“I think he has been sensational. It’s absolutely phenomenal what he’s done and what he has achieved.”
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