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‘That information is not real’ - Bielsa on his new contract at Leeds

Thu 15 April 2021 | 17:39

Bielsa dismissed the reports claiming that he is close to extending his contract for two more years.

Argentinian daily newspaper La Nacion claimed last weekend that

Marcelo Bielsa

and

Leeds United

were very close to signing a new two-year deal. Since then, the news has been circulated by other outlets.

"That information is not real," Bielsa said. "I ignore the origin. Those things, either the club can say or I can say it, we are the ones who possess the information.

"In all cases, if there was any information to give, then I would give it."

Bielsa signed his current 12-month contract one week before this season after he had brought them back to the

Premier League

for the first time in 16 years.

Leeds United moved into the top half of the table after their 2-1 win over Manchester City last week and are going to face Liverpool on Monday when they will bid for a fourth win in a row in the top flight for the first time in 20 years.

"I have always said that the dimension of the institution at Leeds is very big," Bielsa said. "The sporting past of Leeds is full of very high points.

"To win four games in a row in the Premier League compared to all the things that Leeds have achieved, of course, it will give us great happiness, but if you compare it to all the things Leeds have achieved in their sporting history, it's not so big.

"To be able to be at the height of some of their past successes, some extraordinary things need to be done and we are quite far away from being there."

Captain

Liam Cooper

is going to miss the game against Liverpool as he starts a three-game ban after his dismissal at the Etihad Stadium.

Raphinha

and

Rodrigo

will also be assessed according to Bielsa as Raphinha suffered from a dead leg in the closing stages of the game against Manchester City and Rodrigo was not able to make it to the game after a setback in his recovery from a muscle strain.

Midfielder

Adam Forshaw

has been sidelined because of a chronic hip injury for 18 months and now is scheduled to play his second game for the U23s on Friday.

Bielsa added: "In the game on Saturday he played more than one half and tomorrow the idea is he can play more than he did. Not to complete the 90, but to add more minutes."


source: SportMob
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