The enigmatic Argentine coach only has a few months remaining on his current contract with the Elland Road outfit, and he’s yet to put pen to paper on a new deal.
Bielsa signed a one-year contract extension last summer after guiding Leeds back to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years, but it remains to be seen whether he’ll extend his stay in West Yorkshire.
His three-year stint with the Whites is already the longest the former Athletic Bilbao boss has ever spent at a club, and in a recent press conference, the 65-year-old stressed reports in Argentina claiming he is close to agreeing a new two-year contract with the club are false.
In a tweet, Phil Hay relayed some of Bielsa’s comments: “That information is not real. I ignore the origin. If there was any information to give, then I would give it,” but they didn’t appear to knock the confidence of these Leeds supporters.
“Nice one Marcelo, we know you’re signing a 5-year deal”
“Holding out for a lifetime contract and a key to the city and rightly so”
“Nooooooooo. Why can’t it be real?”
“Doesn’t give much away does he I’m sure he is going to stay”
“I’m not worried about this tbh, I still believe that Bielsa will stay.”
“Hopefully this time it’s sorted more quickly than the day before next season.”
“Cheers Phil, kids are crying.”
“It’s for 5 years that’s why”
Leeds have thrived under Bielsa’s tutelage over the last three seasons, winning promotion in 2019/20 before guiding them to 10th in the top flight this season, so it’s no wonder the fans want him to stay on.
Hay went on to tweet about how happy the boss currently seems at Elland Road, which suggests the optimism from some of these supporters is well-placed.