According to The Athletic’s Philip Buckingham, Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa believes to be distracted by contract talks would be a dereliction of his duties with fixtures still to be fulfilled. The Whites have two more Premier League games left in the campaign, and the Argentine wants to remain fully focused ahead of the tasks ahead. With just a few months left on his current contract, Bielsa has been linked with the Tottenham Hotspur job as Jose Mourinho’s potential replacement, while Leeds have reportedly contacted AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca as they make contingency plans should the 65-year-old walk away.
However, it does not appear that Spurs will be getting their hands on the Argentine anytime soon. Bielsa is expected to sign another one-year deal once the season ends, and Leeds are confident that he will be in charge when 2021-22 kicks off. He signed his last deal on the eve of the current season, but that is not expected this time with more than two months between the end of the campaign and the start of the next one. Leeds board’s only nagging doubt is that he is far from come, which his family still in Argentina. Bielsa has not spent enough time with them since joining the Elland Road outfit, and he could be keen to move closer to them sooner rather than later.
Leeds believe their head coach will let them know in advance should he opt to leave the club, and it is why they have no fears about him calling it quits this summer.