Marcelo Bielsa refuses to discuss Leeds future after Derby win

Paola Ditto
Luglio 20, 2020

"We have been out of the top-flight for 16 years and I am thrilled for the whole club and our incredible fans that we are back in the Premier League".

When Bielsa arrived at Elland Road in the summer of 2018 his contract gave Leeds the option of extending it at the end of each season for the following three years.

The gesture from the former Argentina, Athletic Bilbao and Marseille manager was greatly received on social media as "El Loco" continues to win the hearts of Leeds fans - and the rest of the footballing world.

Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear has revealed that owner Andrea Radrizzani and sporting director Victor Orta are keen to meet the 64-year-old at the nearest opportunity to thrash out a new deal and work on transfer targets.

"Victor, Andrea and I will be straight in with Marcelo next week, talking about plans for next season, exactly as we did at the start of this season", he said.

Leeds' season got even sweeter on Saturday with Brentford's defeat to Stoke ensuring they'll be returning to the Premier League as Championship winners.

"Obviously his own personal arrangements as well we need to resolve".

"The challenge with Marcelo is his intentions are always a bit of a mystery because he's always focused on the next game and you're a fearless man to try to distract him from the task of the next match".

"This is truly an fantastic achievement and I'm so proud to be part of this club's success". I think everything linked with me, right now, it's not the moment to talk about this.

"We hadn't had a specific conversation but he's been very, very focused on what we've done with the academy, getting that to Cat One status, he's hugely focused on developing the younger players".

"I think next year the team will go out every week and play swashbuckling, attacking football, will show absolutely no fear, will show no team any respect. This really is base camp for Leeds United", Kinnear said.

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