Marcelo Bielsa is considering Leeds United Offer While Bookies Are Releasing Odds For 2019/20 Season

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Marcelo Bielsa is considering Leeds United Offer While Bookies Are Releasing Odds For 2019/20 Season

Post by YorkshireSquare » Thu May 23, 2019 9:18 am

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa said that he will listen to offers for him to stay also next season as Leeds United manager after the excruciating play-off semi-final defeat against Derby County.

Leeds United were defeated 4-2 in the second leg at Elland Road which was 4-3 on aggregate. The Argentine said that he will consider the club offers to see if there are opportunities to continue to work together. He added that the defeat was disappointed.

Even though things started well against Derby, Leeds couldn't keep their cool and were eventually reduced to 10 men. Leeds ended their season in third place in the table and have been outside the top flight for 16 years now. Bielsa, however, hasn't complained about his players and said that what they have offered during the season will be analysed with time.

The Argentinean also said that the fact that they couldn't reach the goal that was very close at one point leaves a great feeling of disappointment but that things would have to be looked at from all the perspective.

Surely it has been an eventful first season for Marcelo Bielsa in England. The Whites have been most of the Championship campaign in the top two but have slumped in the last part and had to settle for a place in the play-off.

Before the tie against Derby, Bielsa said that he would not be speculating on his future. He said that he never said that if Leeds stayed in the Championship, he would have necessary leave. Bielsa said he will consider the offer and the project before making a final decision. Bielsa has signed a 2 years deal with Leeds last summer. He also revealed that he paid the £200,000 fine personally for spying on Championship opponents.

Former Argentina and Chile manager admitted that he had sent someone to watch training sessions of every team they have faced this season. Another controversial moment of the season was in April against Villa. Leeds allowed their opponents to score an equaliser after the home side scored a goal while a Villa player was injured.

Bookmakers have now released odds on how they think Leeds United will do next season. Everyone connected with Leeds United will be hoping that the club will have what it takes to challenge again for promotion to the Premier League.

'Looking at the odds that have been released it looks as bookmakers think that the Whites will be one of the main contenders to be promoted in the top flight in the 2019/20 season' said John Pentin editor in chief of

'SkyBet have them as third favourites at the moment to win the Championship title with odds that are 10/1. Fulham and West Brom are respectively at 7/1 and 8/1. Leeds to be promoted odds are also short at 3/1. I think that the reasons why bookmakers are fancying Leeds to be a strong site again next season are understandable. If they didn't have that nightmare Easter weekend, they would have well finished in second place.

Pentin continued: 'after all they have played some very good football with high intensity and have an excellent core squad that has allowed them to keep the promotion push despite a series of terrible injuries like Kemar Roofe, Ezgjan Alioski, Barry Douglas. So betting sites are confident that there is already a good platform to build from next season. Surely hopes will rest on Bielsa to remains in charge. If the Argentinean goes, you can expect this to affect odds which will drift. I personally believe that if Bielsa goes, it will be a massive blow to the team and Leeds might struggle to push for promotion on next term.
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