By Nick Ware

16th May, 2021 | 8:20pm

Chris Sutton suggests 'sources' have told him Marcelo Bielsa could leave Leeds for Tottenham

Chris Sutton was involved in a heated debate with a Leeds United supporter after the BBC pundit suggested that Marcelo Bielsa might have been tempted by Tottenham Hotspur.

The North London club sacked Jose Mourinho as manager last month and Ryan Mason remains in caretaker charge there as they hunt for the Portuguese’s replacement.

Whites boss Bielsa has been touted in the media as his possible successor and the subject reared its head again on BBC 606 [18:30, 16/05/21], as relayed on the official BBC 5 Live Twitter profile.

Here is the exchange between Sutton and Whites fan Derek.

Derek: “Right then Mr Sutton reveal your source.”

Sutton: “It’s not Marcelo Bielsa, my source, but what I will do is have a word with my source and tell him your call and how strong you were on this.

“I’m just being a good broadcaster and just chucking out there some of the things people tell me.”

Derek: “You’re stirring the pot.”

Sutton: “The fact of the matter is whether we like it or not he hasn’t signed a contract for next season, is something amiss?”

Give it a rest

Is this ever going to end?

It’s just pointless speculation by pundits who probably don’t have a clue what is really going on.

There has been absolutely no suggestion that Bielsa would leave Leeds in the lurch, that’s just not the sort of man that he is.

Signing one-year deals and not committing to long term contracts is his niche, it’s just what he feels happy with and what he does.

There’s no concern from our side over his future.

But that won’t stop pundits like Sutton continuing to broach the subject of Bielsa going to Spurs.

Does he actually have any sources that are claiming he could go, or is he just using his profile to enhance the views and listens on his radio programme?

We’ll probably never know but one thing we do is that El Loco won’t be going to Spurs any time soon.

In other Leeds United news, reliable journo claims Whites star was embroiled in furious tunnel bust-up with Burnley ace Westwood.