Former Premier League star Keith Gillespie has told Football FanCast that Leeds United’s fans will be praying that Marcelo Bielsa signs a new contract at the end of the season and has praised his philosophy at Elland Road.
Leeds have enjoyed an exceptional season following their promotion from the Championship.
They have never been in relegation trouble and are currently 11th in the table, taking 42 points from their 30 games.
Leeds are currently 16 points clear of the drop zone and it is next to impossible to conceive the club falling back into the second-tier this season.
Still, Bielsa has a contract that expires at the end of the season and he has yet to put pen to paper, confirming his stay at the club.
Gillespie believes Leeds fans will be on tenterhooks waiting for the Argentine to sign on the dotted line and he has lauded the way the manager plays.
Indeed, he has used the example of Leeds’ loss to Manchester United, when they were beaten 6-2 at Old Trafford, insisting he enjoyed the way they continually pushed forward despite the result.
He told FFC: “I’m sure Leeds fans are praying that he signs that contract because he’s been great. The thing I like about him is nothing changes for him in terms of the way he wants to play football.
“If they’re losing, which they have been in games, I remember Man United put six past them at Old Trafford, it finished 6-2, but nothing changed in that, they still played the same style of football.
“They were 3-0 down quite early on, they still had their beliefs where they will go and play football.”