Bielsa reveals crunch talks over Leeds future after collapse against Derby

Date published: Thursday 16th May 2019 7:25

Marcelo Bielsa has revealed that he will sit down with Leeds United to see if there is a possibility of staying at the club next season.

Derby substitute Jack Marriott scored twice to help fire his side into the Sky Bet Championship play-off final after a 4-2 victory at Elland Road.

Leeds, who missed out on automatic promotion after topping the table in March, will now do all they can to keep hold of manager Bielsa.

Bielsa could not hide his disappointment, but said he would listen to the club’s proposals for next season.

“It’s not as you can imagine convenient to talk about this point right now,” the Argentinian said.

“Anyway, the process and you know about this process, that’s why I’m talking about it, if the club offers me the possibility to carry on I will listen to this proposal.”

Leeds spurned chances to take a commanding aggregate lead in the first half and failed to convert their openings in the second period – a season-long theme that has caught up with them.

“It’s a painful situation and we’re all disappointed,” Bielsa said.

“In the first half we should have finished with one or two goals more and in the second half it was a game that broke immediately.

“The chances of the opponent ended in goals and our’s not.”

But Bielsa had no complaints about his players, adding: “What they have offered to the club during this season will be valued with the time.

“The fact that we couldn’t reach goals that were so close leaves a feeling of disappointment, but you can have another perspective about it.”


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