Marcelo Bielsa will only leave Leeds United if he feels he can’t achieve something “glorious”, according to Alex McLeish.
The former Rangers and Scotland boss, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested taking charge of Real Madrid or Barcelona would not tempt the Argentine.
As quoted by Sky Sports, Bielsa admitted he was in no rush to commit his future to Elland Road and suggested Leeds should hold off offering him a new deal.
Marcelo Bielsa said it would be better for Leeds to wait until the end of the season before deciding whether to extend his contract.
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) February 22, 2021
The Argentine manager’s current terms expire this summer but he has proven he has no issues letting his contract run out before signing for another year.
McLeish admitted Bielsa was an unpredictable enigma but suggested he would only leave Elland Road when he felt he could do no more.
McLeish told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “He is a breath of fresh air for all the coaches in the world.
“Could the lure of a Real or Barca be too tempting for him? I don’t know, he seems a guy who is hard to fathom. He’s not a predictable guy.
“You could see that his project at Leeds, he would want to take them as far as he can get. I would think that that’s the only time he’d leave.
“If he thinks this season’s as far as they can get then he could leave. If he thinks that ‘I can help this Leeds team to something glorious’, he’ll stay.”
Bielsa joined Leeds back in 2018 and secured the Championship title in his second season in charge.