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Tony Dorigo comments on talk surrounding Marcelo Bielsa’s future at Leeds

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Tony Dorigo comments on talk surrounding Marcelo Bielsa’s future at Leeds

Tony Dorigo has told LUTV’s preview show ahead of Tuesday night’s clash between Leeds and Southampton that he is confident “plans are in place” regarding Marcelo Bielsa’s future at the club.

Talk is growing regarding the 65-year-old manager’s future at Elland Road, as he remains out of contract in the summer. But any Leeds fan will know that Bielsa works on a season-to-season contract, and will not extend that.

Bielsa will remain completely focused on the job in hand and will only sign a new contract in the summer, if he wants to stay for another season. It is understandable, given his family live in Argentina and his age.

In Monday’s press conference – as per Leeds Live, Bielsa stated he will sign a new deal if needed, and: “I reiterate, I am not going to manage any other options until my job here at Leeds is done. There is no speculation from my part.”


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Speaking about the Argentine’s future, Dorigo is confident that the former Athletic Bilbao, Marseille and Argentina manager will remain at Elland Road for a fourth season – and reckons “things are happening”.

“Leeds will last for another 200-300 years as club – whatever. But right now, he is getting us back to where we need to be. It would be great to see. Plans are in place, things are happening and let’s hope it is with Marcelo,” Dorigo said.

TBR’s view – Leeds fans need not be worried

Bielsa made it clear that he wants to sign a new deal at Leeds at the end of the season, though his decision to do it at the end of the season does open up the possibility for that desire to change. But Leeds fans should be confident.

As long is there is growth, Bielsa will remain. Leeds have progressed each season the Argentine has been in charge – failure in play-offs, to Championship champions, to what looks like mid-table mediocrity in the Premier League.

As it stands, Bielsa will sign for a fourth season, but only in the summer.


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