Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa could extend his stay at Elland Road beyond next summer, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The Lowdown: Bielsa’s tough spell
The Argentine is an iconic modern-day figure at Leeds, guiding his team back into the Premier League and playing exciting football along the way.
It is a tough period for Bielsa at the moment, though, with 7-0 and 4-1 defeats suffered against Manchester City and Arsenal respectively over the past week.
The Whites manager’s current deal expires at the end of the season and there is currently no sign of him signing a new contract.
The Latest: Journalist makes big claim
Despite that uncertainty, O’Rourke believes that Bielsa could stay at Elland Road, as he told GIVEMESPORT that being given funds for new signings will increase the chances of the Argentine staying put.
The journalist said: “Yeah, I think it’s something that maybe could tempt Bielsa to extend his stay in Yorkshire, he would love the opportunity to spend more money in the transfer market.”
The Verdict: Encouraging news
Bielsa may be experiencing a hard time currently but he remains the man to take Leeds forward, so this is an encouraging update. The success he has achieved speaks for itself and he has been hailed as a ‘genius’ by Mauricio Pochettino.
The 66-year-old is having to tackle an injury crisis and a poor run of results at the moment but there is no need for an overreaction in terms of calling for him to leave next summer.
Leeds did superbly to acquire Bielsa’s signature in the first place and they should look to keep hold of him until he decides to call it a day – once key players return and January signings potentially come in, there should then be an upturn in fortunes for him and his team.
In other news, an encouraging Leeds transfer rumour has emerged as January approaches. Read more here.
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