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In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Leeds United midfielder Carlton Palmer tipped Marcelo Bielsa to leave the Yorkshire giants, but only if a “top five” club calls him.
The lovable Argentinian has quickly become a hero on Elland Road, even before he finally led the team back to the promised land of the Premier League last season.
Bielsa has been in charge since June 2018, bringing home a 54 percent winning record in 111 games, which is the best comeback of any Leeds coach in its history, even overshadowing the late and successful Don Revie.
Will Marcelo Bielsa be in Leeds after the 20/21 season?
I can not see it
However, the club has only offered the 65-year-old a one year extension, which means he will once again be out of contract until next summer, and with the pressure mounting on some coaches in the league, could Bielsa become an easy target?
Palmer doesn’t think any of the top five are looking for someone new; After all, Frank Lampard and Mikel Arteta are still relatively new appointments, while Pep Guardiola has just signed a new one. two year contract last month.
Although if anyone knocked on the door, the ancient Baggies and Owls legend believes that only then should Bielsa consider leaving Elland Road.
He told FFC:
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