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Exclusive: David Norris thinks Leeds did not have Plan B if Marcelo Bielsa quit

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Leeds United probably did not have a Plan B if Marcelo Bielsa underwent a late U-turn and opted against signing a new contract, that is according to David Norris.

Bielsa has extended his stay in the Elland Road dugout after penning a new one-year deal which will see him remain at the Yorkshire club until the end of the season.

However, the news was only confirmed less than 48 hours before Leeds got the new Premier League campaign underway.

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Bielsa took charge of the Whites in the summer of 2018 and has become a cult hero, leading Leeds back into the top flight following a 16-year wait thanks to clinching the Championship title in 2020.

The Argentinian headed into the weekend having managed Leeds 141 times and racked up 74 wins.

While Norris admits he was never in doubt that Bielsa would commit his immediate future to Leeds, he feels the club should have devised a contingency plan in case the ex-Argentina boss had a change of heart.

Speaking exclusively to TIF, Norris said: “I, personally, don’t think Leeds had a Plan B. I think they have put everything into Bielsa and he must be giving them good signals behind the scenes despite it being a short contract and him taking a while to sign it.

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“I think Leeds have put everything into that and, should he leave, it would be panic stations initially.

“You’d like to think they’d have a couple of names in mind but in regard to talking to people or being ready for that, I don’t think they are.”

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