Bielsa dismisses reports that he is set to sign a new deal at Leeds

‘That information is not real’: Marcelo Bielsa dismisses reports that he is set to sign a new deal at Leeds… as boss closes in on the end of his contract with fans desperate for him to stay

  • Marcelo Bielsa’s 12-month Leeds contract runs out at the end of the season
  • Reports in Argentina had claimed he is closing in on signing a new contract
  • Bielsa has refuted those reports and claimed the ‘informational is not real’
  • Leeds fans are desperate for their boss to stay after a brilliant top-flight season 

Marcelo Bielsa has dismissed reports in Argentina that he is close to signing a new two-year deal at Leeds.

Argentinian daily newspaper La Nacion claimed last weekend that the club and Bielsa were ‘very close’ to reaching an agreement and the news has since been circulated by other outlets.

‘That information is not real,’ Bielsa said. ‘I ignore the origin. Those things, either the club can say or I can say it, we are the ones who possess the information.

Marcelo Bielsa has refuted reports that he is set to sign a new contract at Leeds United

Bielsa has hugely impressed both in the Championship and Premier League with Leeds

‘In all cases, if there was any information to give, then I would give it.’

Bielsa, in his third year as Leeds head coach, recently reiterated his preference for discussing his future with the club at the end of the season.

The 65-year-old signed his current 12-month contract one week before this season began after he had steered them back to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years.

Bielsa’s side climbed back into the top half of the table following last week’s 2-1 win at champions-elect Manchester City.

Leeds play Liverpool at Elland Road on Monday, when they will bid to record a fourth straight win in the top flight for the first time in 20 years.

At the weekend, he masterminded his side’s victory over champions elect Manchester City

Stuart Dallas (centre) celebrates scoring Leeds’ late winner at the Etihad against Man City

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