Nigel de Jong has completely shut down presenter Richard Keys on BeIN Sports when the latter questioned Marcelo Bielsa’s future at Leeds United – with the Argentine gaffer out of contract at the end of June.
Bielsa, 65, is yet to sign a new deal at Leeds but is renowned for preferring to renew his contract year by year, every summer. He initially signed a 12-month deal in 2018, and has since renewed 12-month contracts in 2019 and 2020.
In a recent press conference, Bielsa stated that he will not join another team until his time at Leeds is done – and the former Bilbao boss also stated that if Andrea Radrizzani wanted him to sign a new contract now, then he would give him an answer.
But he remains out of contract in June, and Keys – renowned for causing controversy with his footballing views – questioned if Bielsa will be there come next season. But de Jong ridiculed his claim, stating that Bielsa will stay at Elland Road.