Leeds United are on the verge of being promoted to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years.

The Whites are leading the table with 84 points after 43 matches, and are six points ahead of third place Brentford.

Marcelo Bielsa arrived at Elland Road in the summer of 2018 and the English club came close to climbing to the top tier club competition in his debut season.

Having narrowly missed out last term, they are now inching closer towards returning to the Premier League.

With a promotion in sight, the Championship leaders will also have to sort out their manager’s contract. The former Lille boss signed a two-year deal and Leeds retain an option to further extend it by 12 months.

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Bielsa’s brother, Rafael gave a telephonic interview to TyC Sports and provided an update on Marcelo’s future at Leeds.

“It has been a long time since I have spoken to him, he did not say a single word to me. It seems to me that the question is the other way around: ‘How can you avoid renewing [your contract] if you are champion?’,” said Rafael.

Rafael, who is Argentina’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs, did give a hint that Marcelo could commit his future to the club.

“He likes the identity and takes the facilities into account in order to develop his project. I did not visit him, but I read that in the city he is [like] a ‘Rock Star’,” he explained.

“He is loved. It is always best to arrive in the Premier League with a team where you know all the players. It’s going to be hard to say no.”