Former Sheffield United and Hull City player Dean Windass has declared that Leeds fans and players alike will be feeling uncertain over the future of Marcelo Bielsa.
Bielsa is out of contract in the summer and little in the way of extra clarity has been issued over whether Bielsa is set to extend his stay at Elland Road.
Bielsa has previously issued a cryptic statement as to where his future lies, claiming that he will not be managing elsewhere until his ‘job here at Leeds is done’, claiming that ‘if the club needs an answer before the end of the season’ that he would ‘respond before the end of the season’.
Having led Leeds out of the Championship and into the Premier League for the first time since 2004, the Argentine tactician has played an undeniable role in sustaining recent success at Elland Road.
When asked if Leeds fans should be worried over the future of their club’s manager, Windass claimed: “Massively worried, yeah,” he declared to Football FanCast. “I think that’s the big question on everyone’s lips.
“The supporters want to know why he hasn’t signed a contract. I’d be saying ‘why hasn’t the gaffer signed a deal’, and that’s what the players will be saying in the changing rooms.
“It’s all uncertain, but we’ll know in the next two or three months.”
In a consolation for fans, Bielsa is noted by the BBC as typically signing year-by-year deals and normally waiting until the summer to decide his future.
With that habit in mind, there is at least some cause for optimism that Bielsa could yet pen fresh terms with no decision made by Bielsa at this stage in his career cycle.
Conversely, the temptation of a fresh project elsewhere could be enough to tempt the tactician away from Yorkshire, having steered the Whites back into the league.
Regardless, it seems uncertainty is here to stay at least for the coming months, just as Windass claims.