'Mega strange...' - Exclusive: Brown shares Leeds board claim over Bielsa future
Michael Brown claims that the Leeds United board will have no worries about Marcelo Bielsa’s future despite him heading into the final month of his contract.
The former Leeds midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the Argentine boss, as well as the top brass, will be focused solely on getting the club back to the Premier League this season.
The 64-year-old, who arrived at Elland Road back in 2018, saw the club trigger a one-year extension in his contract in May 2019 and that expires next month.
With the Championship season currently suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Brown believes that Bielsa’s future will have taken a back seat to trying to get promoted back to the Premier League.
“I think Marcelo Bielsa’s come to get promotion, to make the club as successful as they can and his aim was to get to the Premier League,” Brown told Football Insider.
“I don’t think he’ll be focused on anything whatsoever at the moment, he won’t look at anything at all until he gets that team over the line.
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“I think we’ve seen mega, mega strange times and I think they’ll (the board) understand. All I think now is the board will be thinking how will this Covid-19 be settled and how do we get in the Premier League.”
Since joining Leeds United, Bielsa has taken charge of 91 games, winning 49 of them at an average of 1.79 points per game.
Of the Whites’ 40 matches this season, they have won 22, drawn eight and lost 10.
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