Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills believes that Marcelo Bielsa will stay loyal to the Whites this summer rather than head to Tottenham.
The Lowdown: Bielsa linked with Spurs job
The Argentine has done a remarkable job at Leeds, guiding them back into the Premier League and easily ensuring another year in the top flight ahead of next season.
Bielsa has been hailed as a ‘genius’ by Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino, highlighting his current standing in the game.
Spurs have been linked with acquiring the 65-year-old’s signature as they look to replace the departed Jose Mourinho in the coming weeks and months.
The Latest: Mills tips Bielsa to stay
Speaking to Football Insider, Mills says he is not worried about the prospect of Bielsa leaving Leeds, believing that the Argentine will eventually commit his short-term future to the club. The ex-Whites defender said:
“It’s one of those, it’s not about him getting what he wants, it’s about people being reasonable. He wanted Ben White last year and he didn’t get him and still stayed.
“He’s very understanding. As long as the club are working with him and they’re both pulling in the right direction. They’re not going to agree on every decision because that’s impossible.
“I genuinely believe that he has a huge degree of loyalty. As long as you do right by him, he’ll stand by you. I don’t see any issues at the moment with Leeds and Bielsa.
“He’ll be talking to Leeds about who they want to bring in. It’s what Bielsa does, he chooses to sign a one-year deal which also means that if you do need to get rid of him at some point, you don’t have to give him a massive pay-off.”
The Verdict: Too loyal to leave
The idea of Bielsa suddenly moving on this summer would surely be a hugely worrying one for anyone of a Leeds persuasion, considering the manner in which he has transformed the Whites.
As Mills has suggested, Bielsa does things in his own time and is also fiercely loyal, so it would be a huge surprise if he didn’t at least sign a one-year deal imminently.
In other news, Leeds are believed to be eyeing up a move for an established international player this summer. Find out who it is here.
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