Former Leeds United midfielder Vinnie Jones has said he’s confident that manager Marcelo Bielsa will sign up for another season at Elland Road having pushed promotion to the Premier League so close this season.
With few changes to our actual squad after the 2017/18 campaign, Bielsa simply got more out of the players added to some key promotions from the Under 23 setup and whilst Jones did comment ‘we fell short’ again, it seems like he more than appreciates that our injury situation at the club ultimately came to count against us – but with that said we all know the statistics from the Derby County tie and the ultimate Achilles heel was always turning our chances into real goals.
Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show on Talksport on Monday morning (7.30am) the club legend said of the speculation surrounding the future of the Argentine next year.
“I’m on the forum with the Leeds United trust and they sent him a great letter saying what a good job he’s done, but we fell short again this season. There are other big names around, Big Sam is being punted about, but from what I read Leeds fans are quite happy with Bielsa and I don’t think there’s going to be a change this summer.”
Jones is right to be optimistic given what we’ve heard on the rumour mill about further plans for the training ground that Bielsa wants and the ongoing meetings about the future and transfer targets, so it would be strange to see him move on now – despite Roma apparently sniffing around.