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Leeds United: Journalist issues worrying Marcelo Bielsa claim

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Football journalist Dean Jones has been speaking on the latest episode of the Touchline Talk show to discuss the future of Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds United. 

It has been a tricky first half of the season for the Whites in the Premier League as they have struggled to live up to the high standards they set for themselves last season.

Will Bielsa be at Leeds next season?





And Jones has cast his doubt over the future of Bielsa at Elland Road, as they currently sit just five points above the relegation zone as we near the halfway point of the season.

Bielsa’s future was up for debate over the summer with the Argentine’s contract with the Whites expiring at the end of last season, however, he did commit to another year in Yorkshire.

But with the Whites struggling in the league and with a number of injury issues to worry about, Jones had the following to say on Bielsa’s future with just a matter of months remaining on his current deal:

“I’m not convinced, to be honest, that Bielsa will be at Leeds beyond this season. I think that’s a talking point that’s going to come up as this season wears on. But for now, the focus is obviously on making sure they’re not dragged into that relegation battle – and to not be in the relegation battle, they do need to bring some players in.”

TIF Thoughts on Bielsa’s future…

We think the work Bielsa has done at Leeds has been incredibly impressive. Not only does he deserve huge praise for finally getting the Whites promoted back to the top flight, but also for their efforts last season.

During the 2020/21 campaign, the Whites looked like an established Premier League side with a number of impressive results such as their away victory against Manchester City.

This season has clearly failed to live up to the hopes of the fans, but we are interested to see what lies ahead for the Argentine if they do find themselves back in the Championship next season.

Bielsa has already stayed longer at Leeds than his history would have predicted he would, but would the 66-year-old be up for another fight to get Leeds promoted back into the Premier League? Hopefully, he won’t have to make such a decision.

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