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Athletic's Bielsa commits to another year

Published: Sunday 3 June 2012, 16.59CET
Athletic Club coach Marcelo Bielsa has extended his tenure at the UEFA Europa League runners-up for another year by agreeing a deal which ties him to the Basque outfit until June 2013.
Athletic's Bielsa commits to another year
Athletic coach Marcelo Bielsa has extended his stay with the club ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 3 June 2012, 16.59CET

Athletic's Bielsa commits to another year

Athletic Club coach Marcelo Bielsa has extended his tenure at the UEFA Europa League runners-up for another year by agreeing a deal which ties him to the Basque outfit until June 2013.

Athletic Club coach Marcelo Bielsa has ended speculation surrounding his immediate future by agreeing terms on a one-year contract extension that runs until June 2013.

The 56-year-old took the hot seat at San Mamés a year ago and enjoyed an impressive start to his reign, guiding Athletic to a runners-up spot in both the UEFA Europa League and the Copa del Rey, while overseeing a tenth-placed Liga finish. 

As well as enjoying coaching stints with Argentina and Chile, Bielsa's previous club experience includes spells at CA Newell's Old Boys, CA Vélez Sársfield, Club Atlas, Club América and RCD Espanyol.

Athletic will enter next season's UEFA Europa League in the third qualifying round as they aim to go one step further and win the competition this time round.

Last updated: 03/06/12 17.55CET

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