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.”
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”.