Date: 6th March 2021 at 2:00pm
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Dean Jones has been speaking on the Touchline Talk podcast on all things League transfers-related with just a few months left of the 2020/21 campaign, which involved Leeds United.

Jones has insisted Leeds United are just waiting on their manager Marcelo Bielsa to make his decision as to where his future lies with the Argentine coming close to the end of his contract

Leeds find themselves on the brink of breaking into the top half of the Premier League table, with 10th-placed Arsenal just two points ahead of the Yorkshire club.

After two seasons in charge of United, Bielsa achieved promotion to the top flight last year as his Leeds side won the Championship title.

Bielsa’s side travel to to face the in-form West Ham United on Monday and if results go their way, a win could take them into the top half of the table.

Jones believes the Leeds board are not worried about losing Bielsa this summer and they are patiently waiting on him to confirm an extended stay in Yorkshire:

“If Bielsa tells them this afternoon that he’s ready to stay, they’ll shake hands within seconds on it and get the pen and paper ready because they don’t want to imagine the life without him. To be honest, they still can’t believe they’ve got him, let alone the fact that they could keep him,” Jones said. 

“So they’re just waiting on him to tell them what he’s ready to do. Look, Bielsa typically keeps clubs waiting anyway, they knew that this was going to be the case. So they’re not particularly worried.” 

Will Marcelo Bielsa stay at Leeds?

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TIF Thoughts on Jones’ Bielsa claims…

Leeds have had a terrific start to life back in the top flight and are reaping the rewards for that with sitting just two points behind Premier League giants, Arsenal. Bielsa has stated his love for Leeds earlier this year which will give the fans a lot of hope he is intending on extending his stay.

Bielsa came close to taking Leeds up from the Championship in his first season at the helm in Yorkshire, however, it proved second time lucky which has seen Leeds flex their muscles in the Premier League with victories over the likes of Leicester City.

From what Jones has said, it does not seem the club are concerned about Bielsa viewing his future as being elsewhere at this stage.