Paul Robinson: I've got no idea why Leeds United have not yet announced new Marcelo Bielsa contract
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Paul Robinson cannot understand why Leeds United have not yet announced Marcelo Bielsa’s new contract with the manager’s situation yet to be formally clarified.
As has always been the case with Bielsa, he only signs a contract for one year at a time and we’re still waiting for news on the Argentine’s latest deal for the upcoming 2021/22 season.
Last term, Bielsa’s contract was officially confirmed just before the Premier League season kicked off.
It has been over a month since Angus Kinnear told BBC Sport that Bielsa’s contract had been agreed but the Leeds manager had not yet actually put pen to paper on the deal.
Robinson isn’t concerned about Bielsa leaving or anything like that but he is struggling to understand why it hasn’t been confirmed and suggests Kinnear wasn’t 100 per cent right when he said the deal was agreed.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “I’ve got absolutely no idea.
“I don’t know why the contract hasn’t been announced unless the finer details still need to be ironed out. It’s probably the only thing you don’t know about, contracts can take a little bit of time to negotiate.
“Obviously, there’s nothing that will break the contract, there are legal things to be tied up, there are things the manager will want – you can put anything in a contract. But I think the structure and the bones of the contract are there, maybe it’s just the smaller details.
“As far as why it’s not been announced, I’ve got no idea but it would appear he’ll be around for another 12 months.
“The signings and decisions Leeds are making are not ones you would do without a manager.
“He’s in the country and he’s taking pre-season training so that tells you everything you need to know.”
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