Marcelo Bielsa has said it would be better for Leeds to wait until the end of the season before deciding to extend his contract.
Bielsa, who signed a one-year extension to his contract after Leeds won promotion to the Premier League last July, insisted that didn’t mean he didn’t want to stay at Elland Road.
“The first thing I want to stress, because it looks like the president is offering me an extension and I’m delaying it,” Bielsa said.
“It could be interpreted as the fact that the club wants to stay more than I am and it is not.
“I do not want to position myself above the club in any way. I repeat, I will not be dealing with other options until my job here at Leeds is finished. There is no speculation of my go.”
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has made it clear that he wants Bielsa to stay in the role and that the club are awaiting the Argentine’s decision.
Bielsa added: “The second thing is that the decision to work at a club for another year is so important that you have to have clear security.
“When you have a third of the season left to play, maybe in that period there will be things that will change the judgment that is useful to have in mind. That’s my reasoning. I go to what you ask me.
“If the club needs an answer before the end of the season, I will answer before the end of the season.
“But if that happens, I’ll take the time to tell them that they should think about what’s going on in the latter part of the season.
“In that case, they might say ‘okay, we’ll wait until the end of the season’, or they might say ‘no, we have to fix this before the end of the season. they need an answer before the end of the season, so I will give one. “