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Bielsa still thinking long term with Leeds

Marcelo Bielsa recently said he wanted to extend his stay at Elland Road but preferred to wait until the end of the season before deciding his future; Leeds host Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday

Marcelo Bielsa says he starts each day as Leeds’ head coach as if it was a job for life.

The 65-year-old Argentine, appointed in June 2018, reflected on his 1000th day in charge as he nears the end of his third season at Elland Road.

“I always think that I’m going to stay forever in all the jobs that I take and I go from day to day thinking I’m going to be here the rest of my life,” said Bielsa.

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“At the same time, it’s a profession that usually has interruptions. It is far more common that a manager is fired than he stays in the same place for a very long time.”

Bielsa said recently he wanted to extend his stay at Elland Road but always preferred to wait until the end of the season before deciding his future.

The former Argentina and Chile boss, who has also had managerial spells in Europe at Athletic Bilbao, Marseille, Lazio and Lille, played down his achievements at Leeds.

“I don’t think I have triumphed in this job. I think the word triumph is something that evades me,” he said, despite leading the club back to the Premier League last summer for the first time in 16 years.

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