Leeds United chairman and owner Andrea Radrizzani held an interesting interview earlier this week and he covered a variety of topics, from manager Marcelo Bielsa’s future, down to Financial Fair Play and other sides unfairly taking the option to offset debt with loophole stadium deals.
On the issue of Argentine gaffer Bielsa, he told Talksport.
Do you expect him to stay at Elland Road? ???? pic.twitter.com/eGnF6L5BbJ
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 23, 2019
A decisive few days certainly set tongues wagging amongst the fanbase and with the option there for us to take up if we want, there’s no strict contract to negotiate so it’s an educated guess to say that we’ve put the ball in Bielsa’s court after the 2018/19 campaign and will only obligate him to stay if he’s happy to.
How much of that hinges on the transfer budget for the summer is open to debate, but there have already been stories (as covered) that he’s planned further training ground changes ahead of next season and we are working on those at the moment – but until the ink is dry on the deal, there’s naturally going to be concern.
Bielsa cannot be allowed to go. It’s that simple. Give him what he asks for and let’s get out of this league ASAP. @andrearadri find the money ????
— Micky P Kerr (@MickyPKerr) May 23, 2019
If he doesn’t manage to keep Bielsa he may as well sell up because that is going to be hugely unpopular
— Dan (@ItsDanbob) May 23, 2019
I’m struggling to understand what the issue is? Clearly Bielsa is a reasonable man? He’s proved himself so meet his demands @andrearadri
— Adam Heigold (@AdamHeigold) May 23, 2019
Alright Radz talking and trying to call the shots , the ball lays firmly in Bielsa's court . If he is not happy with summer sales and recruitment , he will be off , no question of that in my mind. He has already indicated that he's took the present squad as far as he could. #LUFC
— chris (@LeedsLoudHaler) May 23, 2019
Don’t get this one wrong @andrearadri ????
— Liam Horsley (@liamhorsley18) May 23, 2019
Makes you think #lufc can't offer Bielsa the tools he needs to get the job done!!! ????
— Richard Box ???????? (@richardboxy) May 23, 2019
Don't like the sound of this, sounds incredibly uncertain.
— Rob (@mightywhitesfc) May 23, 2019
Doesn’t sound as positive as it has done previously ????
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) May 23, 2019