Marcelo Bielsa extends contract with Athletic Bilbao

Updated: 03 June 2012 20:08 IST

Former Argentina national coach Marcelo Bielsa extended his contract with last season's Europa League finalists Athletic Bilbao for another year, the club announced on its website.

Madrid:

Former Argentina national coach Marcelo Bielsa extended his contract with last season's Europa League finalists Athletic Bilbao for another year, the club announced on its website.

The 56-year-old - who guided Argentina to 2004 Olympic glory - will be under contract to the Basque outfit till June 2013.

Bielsa, who is also a former coach of Chile who he took to the second round of the 2010 World Cup, had a successful season with Bilbao, not only taking them to the Europa League final, they lost 3-0 to Atletico Madrid, but also to the Spanish Cup final in which they also lost 3-0 to Barcelona.

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