By Jack Cunningham

28th Aug, 2021 | 12:30pm

Leeds United vice-chairman Paraag Marathe discusses Marcelo Bielsa's future

Paraag Marathe has revealed his thoughts on Marcelo Bielsa’s future at Leeds United.

Speaking on Sky Sports News, the Leeds vice-chairman revealed that he thinks the Argentine has created a “legacy” at Elland Road that will last beyond his time with the Whites.

Marathe is clearly a big fan of the 66-year-old who has transformed Leeds into a solid Premier League side with a clear identity and style of play.

This is what Marathe had to say about Bielsa: “He has instilled a certain DNA in this club that will outlast however long he chooses to stay.

“Just in the style that we play, the aggressive attacking style; it is quickly becoming synonymous with Leeds United, and I think that is something that will continue [as] his legacy.

“I like to think just in the present, and so I am not really thinking about what the plans are for after, and I certainly hope he stays for a long time because we’ve achieved great success with him.”

Bielsa to stay beyond this season?

The Argentine has never managed more games for any club than he has at Leeds, so he has clearly found a place where he is happy and has the full support of the fans and the board [transfermarkt].

Now, he just recently signed a contract extension that will see him through until the end of this season.

You would think that if the Whites make progress and he thinks he can still take them further, then he would stay.

However, if the Whites go backwards or fail to kick on, he might decide that he has done all he can.

The truth is, though, Bielsa is unlikely to make the decision on his future until next summer, and we can imagine most Leeds fans are like Marathe, hoping that Bielsa will stay.

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