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Exclusive: Jewell claims Bielsa has given Leeds his word on staying at the club

In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Wigan Atletic manager Paul Jewell believes Marcelo Bielsa will have given Leeds United his word about signing a new contract, despite his new deal running out at the end of the season.

There have been reports linking Bielsa with the vacant Tottenham Hotspur job after Jose Mourinho was sacked, however many still expect the Argentine to remain at Elland Road for next season.

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Bielsa has brought an ambitious and attacking style of play to the Premier League which has brought high praise, none more so than from Pep Guardiola who was in awe when Bielsa praised him as a manager.

Speaking on why Bielsa will be staying at Leeds United and how he doesn’t sign contracts before the season is finished, Jewell told FFC:

I think if he gives you his word then he sticks to it, and I’ve heard that he only signs a new contract at the end of the season because he’s so focused on the job.

“He’s one of those managers that if you can’t do what he wants you to do then he will tell you very quickly that you aren’t for him, and I think that’s a great way to be.”

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Bielsa has been able to get every last drop of effort and quality out of his squad this season after not adding too many players in the summer.

After a rollercoaster of a managerial career at the likes of Marseille, Lazio, Athletic Bilbao and the Argentina national team, Bielsa has found another club that appreciates what he does, in Leeds.

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