Bielsa denies he is close to signing new deal

16 Apr 2021 07:37 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Friday 16th April, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...

Bielsa denies he is close to signing new deal

Following victory against Manchester City last weekend leading Argentine daily newspaper La Nación reported that Bielsa and the club had been in discussions and were close to signing a two year deal. But Bielsa has now denied that he is close to signing a new deal at the club, let alone a two year stay. Rumours have been rife since Argentinian daily newspaper La Nacion claimed that the 65 year old had agreed to put pen to paper and commit for a further twenty four months. Unfortunately, however much we want these claims to be true, they were soon dashed by Leeds journalist Phil Hay. The Athletic writer, took to his twitter account to extinguish any hopes that Bielsa was ready to pledge his future to West Yorkshire's finest. Relaying what Bielsa had said in his press conference, Hay wrote...

That information is not real. I ignore the origin. If there was any information to give, then I would give it.

That isn't to say Bielsa will not sign a new deal though, he still seems very commited to the Leeds United 'project'. In Leeds Bielsa has found a club that supports him, a group of players who respect and understand him and fans who have learned to love him. Bielsa has now been at the helm for over 130 Leeds United games, his other longest spells being 113 games at Athletic Bilbao and 97 games at his boyhood club Newell's Old Boys. It looks like we will just have to wait, as we do every season, for Bielsa to put pen to paper on a new deal. For Bielsa there is still the more important matter of finishing the season, starting with Liverpool on Monday.

Have next seasons kits been leaked online

Pictures of Leeds kit for next season have apparently been leaked on social media over recent days with the usually reliable Footy Headlines revealing images of the three new kits for the 2021/2022 season. They were spot on with their leaks last summer!

For the home shirt Adidas have chosen minor changes. The shirt is predominantly all white but this time features yellow trim, ​as opposed to this season's blue Adidas stripes adorning the shoulders. ​The away kit appears to be similar to Arsenals current third kit, a modern color scheme combining a navy base with striking electricity yellow applications. Leeds third shirt for next term is predominantly mauve with dark blue / navy for logos and applications.

The change shirts are certainly not 'traditional' Leeds colours, but neither is this seasons third kit which is already becoming somewhat of a cult classic. With a fashion emphasis on the away and third kits, targeting neutrals and collectors all ove the globe as well as the core Leeds fan base it's unlikely we will often see the traditional blue and yellow kits many Leeds fans crave. What do you think of the new designs, will you be buying one of these kits?

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Lumiukko wrote on 16 Apr 2021 06:29 pm

Bielsa will do what he will, and expect him to do what he has already done before and sign a 1 year extension. I'd love him to go 2 seasons to help the player recruitment but perhaps having stayed with us 3 years and probably 4 next year, players will see it's just his way and it matters not a jot if he sign only 1 year extensions at a time.

As for the kits. Don't mind the white with yellow trim, but not sure about the away and 3rd change kits, especially the latter. I'm of the school of thought that I like our home and away kit to be classic colors and 3rd change to be something "different". I've been a fan of this years 3rd change kit, and would like to own one in addition to my away kit, but I guess I'm not the only one as finding one in my size has been impossible for a while now.

Ellandback1 wrote on 16 Apr 2021 05:33 pm

Forshaw starts!!!!!!!!!

Ellandback1 wrote on 16 Apr 2021 05:32 pm

Ellandback1 wrote on 16 Apr 2021 05:31 pm

Aston Villa U23 v Leeds United U23 7PM KO

Leeds can win the league tonight, and in style

mothbanquet wrote on 16 Apr 2021 03:30 pm

Overman wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:34 pm The shirt is terrible, just stick to the original colour. As for Biesla, it would be great if he stays, but if he decideds to leave, then such is the way of life, it's all transitory. At some point in the near future, we will need to start looking for a predecessor.
A whole club's worth of Bielsa-developed players would be a like manna from heaven to a proper top-drawer quality manager.