Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa explained that it is better for Leeds to wait until the end of this season before making a decision on the extension of their contract.
Bielsa, who signed an additional year after Leeds were promoted to the Premier League last season, insisted that turning down the renewal now doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to stay at Elland Road.
“It is the first thing I want to highlight because it seems that the president is offering me the renewal and I am rejecting it. It could be interpreted as that the club wants more than I that I stay and that is not the case, “said Bielsa.
«In no way do I want to position myself above the club. I’m not going to handle any more options until I finish my job here at Leeds. There is no speculation on my part, “he added.
Leeds, who returned to the Premier League this season after a 16-year absence, are 12th in the table, following a losing streak of three defeats in the last four games.
Andrea Radrizzani, the owner of Leeds, has made clear his desire to continue counting on the 65-year-old Bielsa.
The Argentine, whose team host Southampton on Tuesday, knows that the results in the final third of the season can change the scene.
“If the club needs an answer before the end of the season, I will answer before the end of the season. But if it happens, I will take the time to tell you that you should consider what happens in the last part of the course, “added the ‘Fool’. AFP (HN).