Leeds United see surge in season tickets following Bielsa announcement

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Leeds United have received a surge in season ticket requests following Friday's announcement that Marcelo Bielsa will take over the vacant hot seat at Elland Road.

Talks with the Argentine were prolonged taking over two weeks to complete but reports emerged late on Thursday evening that the 62-year-old had agreed to replace Paul Heckingbottom in West Yorkshire.

Leeds United fans.

Leeds United fans.

Following the announcement, which was confirmed by the club on Friday morning, Leeds were inundated with season ticket applications with over 300 received alone by the ticket office following news of Bielsa's appointment.

The club have now passed the 17,000 season ticket holder mark for the coming Championship campaign.

United meanwhile have been handed a home tie in the first round of the Carabao Cup against Bolton Wanderers, which will take place week commencing August 13, but will find out their official Championship fixture list on June 21.