Leeds fans react on Twitter as Marcelo Bielsa comments on his future

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on April 28, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Marcelo Bielsa has suggested that he would be open to considering staying at Leeds United for another season.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa and Derby County manager Frank Lampard watch on during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Second Leg match between Leeds United and Derby County at...

Several Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to react after Marcelo Bielsa suggested, in comments reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, that he would be open to staying at Elland Road for another year if the club want him to stick around.

The Whites are coming to terms with one of their most agonising defeats in recent memory as they missed out on securing a spot in the play-off final after losing 4-3 on aggregate.

 

It was the latest cruel twist in what has been a scarcely-believable, and yet so predictable conclusion to Leeds' season. And questions will now be asked about what the future holds for Bielsa.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that his contract would have automatically been extended had Leeds got promoted, and Andrea Radrizzani still hopes to keep him beyond the summer, but Bielsa could now choose to walk away.

Marcelo Bielsa manager of Leeds Utd during the Sky Bet Championship Play off Semi Final 1st leg match between Derby County and Leeds United at the Pride Park, Derby on Saturday 11th May...

And while the Argentinian gave little away, he did open the door to the possibility of him staying and having another go at trying to deliver promotion next season.

"As you can imagine, it's not convenient to talk about this right now. This process, you know about it, is that if the club offers me the possibility to carry on I will listen to their proposal," he said, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“What the players offered to the club this season will be valued over time. The fact that we couldn’t reach the goals we were so close to leaves a feeling of disappointment but you can have another perspective about it."

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

In response to the comments, it is clear that many Leeds fans feel that keeping Bielsa could be the most important piece of business that the Whites can do this summer. 

It must not be forgotten that he was predominantly working with a squad that finished in mid-table last season. And there is a feeling that with more financial backing, and perhaps a slightly bigger squad, Bielsa is still the right man for the job.

Here is how some of the fans reacted to his latest comments on his future...

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