Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa says he hasn’t become a success overnight simply by guiding Leeds United to the title of the Championship.
“I’ve been working in football for 30 years and one title doesn’t change much, the percentage of trophies I’ve got,” said Bielsa (via), who took charge of Leeds in 2018 following trophy-less stints with Marseille, Lazio and Lille.
At the end of the season, Bielsa’s contract is due to expire and the Argentine has remained tight-lipped about his future.
“I don’t wish to focus on myself. I think it’s not the moment to talk about this right now, everything that’s connected with me,” he said.
Leeds secured promotion on Friday following the loss of second-placed West Bromwich Albion at Huddersfield Town, before being confirmed as champions with Stoke City’s defeat of Brentford:
“What makes me happy is the fact that, over two years, I have done this project with this group of players.”
Indeed, he shifted the praise to his players, attributing their promotion to the Premier League to his team:
“I am recognized for this job in Leeds, but honestly I think that the capacity of our players was more than the capacity or ability of my leadership that makes the difference in the promotion.”