With the press making the most of the confusion surrounding Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa’s contract, the man himself has now spoken.
With plenty implying that he was only obligated to remain for a second season if we attained promotion into the Premier League this year, Bielsa himself remained coy on the subject, always saying it was simply not the ‘right time’ to discuss such things as the season remained the priority, and a few weeks back we even had his brother provide a clarification.
Promotion obligated the second year, but failure to gain Premier League football simply put the choice to Leeds.
Speaking to the media on Friday afternoon as he previewed Sunday’s final regular game of the season against Ipswich Town at Portman Road before our attentions can fully turn to the Play-Off semi-final games, Bielsa made his own clarification to his future.
???? | Marcelo on his #LUFC future: "I would never say that if we stay in the Championship, I won't stay here. I just said it was not the moment to talk about it. This club is more important than whether it plays in the Premier League, Championship or League One"
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 3, 2019
Leeds fans on social media were rightly delighted with his words as the clear implication is, he’s staying regardless.
How lucky are we ..ALAW
— Andrew Martinez (@maartz68) May 3, 2019
I’d let him shag me, the man is absolute god
— john stubbins (@johnstubbins) May 3, 2019
I honestly just love him! Whether we go up or not. What this man has done for the club will go unrivalled for years to come.
— Josh ???????? (@superleedsmacca) May 3, 2019
@andrearadri this guy needs backing with players in summer whichever division were in. Also need new contacts for several players and youngsters
— Adam Brown (@adambrown1992) May 3, 2019
Misread the first sentence and experience mild panic.
— King Coops (@ManLikeJansson) May 3, 2019
— Excalibur (@MCMLXIV) May 3, 2019
What a lovely person and brilliant coach. Hope he's happy to stay for a few more seasons ????????????
— ellenrhoda???????? (@ellenrhoda2) May 3, 2019
He's our God he loves leeds just like we do x
— Lesley Hope (@LesleyHope8) May 3, 2019