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Only Leeds have the power to exercise Marcelo Bielsa’s break clause

Only Leeds have the power to exercise Marcelo Bielsa’s break clause

Leeds United returned to winning ways on Friday night when they smashed four past Championship rivals West Bromwich Albion.

The Whites managed to return to the top of the table temporarily and strengthened their chances of playing Premier League football next season.

There have been doubts, however, on whether Marcelo Bielsa would remain at Elland Road should they not achieve promotion.


But, according to a report by The Times, it appears the fans at Leeds may not need to be too worried about the situation.

It is claimed that although the manager has a break clause in his current deal, only the club can exercise that option.

It is understood that if Bielsa was to leave, he would be ‘forgoing his £3.4million salary and would leave himself open to legal action for breach of contract’.

The Verdict:

Bielsa has been a revelation for Leeds this season and has certainly made his mark at Elland Road and it appears there will be a very good chance that he is still at the club next season.

The news that the Whites are the only possible party to be able to exercise his break clause will leave them in a good position and one that would surely help to calm any potential concerns their fanbase have about the future.

With just 11 games of the Championship season to go, Bielsa will be keen to see his side replicate Friday’s performance against West Brom and ensure they obtain Premier League football next season.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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