In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Hull City striker Dean Windass has urged Leeds United to give Marcelo Bielsa what he wants this summer or risk him walking away.
The Whites have enjoyed a superb season and currently sit 11th in the Premier League table.
They are currently nine points clear of 18th-placed Fulham and are likely looking up rather than down as they try to finish the season strongly.
Bielsa, though, has yet to sign a new contract at Elland Road, with his current deal set to expire in the summer, as he only signs 12-month extensions each time he puts pen to paper.
The Daily Mirror have reported previously that he will sit down with the club to thrash out a new deal in the summer.
But Windass has told Football FanCast exclusively that Leeds need to tread carefully and ensure that they give him everything he asks for in the transfer market or risk seeing him walk away.
And he fears such a scenario would see Leeds again plunged into a media circus.
He told FFC: “You know what Leeds fans are like. They’re ruthless, they’re hostile, you see what happened with Dennis Wise, Gus Poyet, Kevin Blackwell. If the supporters are not happy, they’ll let you know about it because they’re diehard fans.
“If Bielsa leaves, of his own accord, then the supporters will go, ‘oh, legend’, if he goes because he doesn’t get what he wants then the board will get it.
“And it’ll be, again, Sky Sports News, talking about Leeds United’s off-field situation again. Which has been going on for the last five or six years. There’s always been a drama off the field.
“It’ll be a drama off the field if Bielsa says, ‘yes, I want to stay but the reason I want to stay is because I want A, B, C, D, and E, and if I don’t get it, see you later.’”
Leeds spent big in the summer transfer window to bring in a number of first-team players and have reaped the rewards this season.
Bielsa may be hoping for similar this summer.