Bilbao extends coach Bielsa’s contract by 1 year
Athletic Bilbao has given coach Marcelo Bielsa a one-year
contract extension that keeps him at the Spanish league team until
the end of next season.
The Argentine coach led Bilbao to its first European final since
1977 and the Copa del Rey final in the past season. However, the
Basque club lost both finals 3-0 – defeated by Atletico Madrid in
the Europa League and Barcelona in the domestic cup.
Bilbao beat Manchester United on its way to the Europa League
final but finished 10th in the league.
Bielsa previously coached Argentina and Chile, and also
Argentine club Newell’s Old Boys and Spanish team Espanyol.