Bielsa reveals when he wants to decide his future with Leeds

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has revealed his preference to wait until the end of the season before making a decision about the extension of his contract at Elland Road.

Bielsa joined the newly-promoted Premier League side in 2018 in the Championship and led them to the title in the 2019/20 season ensuring promotion to the Premier League for the first time since 2004.

His contract with the club ends in June and he believes it is best for both parties to make their considerations at the end of the season.

Leeds United have been one of the entertaining sides this season and will be looking to secure their place in the Premier League this season.

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“The first thing I want to highlight, because what it seems like is that the president is offering me an extension and I am delaying it,” Bielsa said.

“It could be interpreted as the club having more of a desire for me to stay than I do and that’s not the case.

“The second thing is that the decision to work in a club for another year is so important that you must have a clear security.

“I will take the time to tell them that they should consider what happens in the last part of the season.”

Meanwhile, Leeds United currently sit 12th in the Premier League and are 10 points above the relegation places with 32 points.

They’ll play hosts to Southampton in the Premier League on Tuesday night and a win will bring them closer to guaranteed safety in the top tier of English football for another season.