sport news Leeds fear Marcelo Bielsa is ready to walk away after play-off loss

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Leeds fear Marcelo Bielsa is ready to walk away following emotional address after play-off defeat to Derby Leeds players fear boss Marcelo Bielsa is ready to walk away from the club  Bielsa thanked his team for their efforts and said he got 'everything' out of them  Leeds are hopeful of persuading Bielsa to stay for another campaign 

By Laurie Whitwell and Craig Hope for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 02:03 BST, 17 May 2019

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Leeds United's players fear Marcelo Bielsa is ready to walk away from the club after he gave an emotional address in the aftermath of their play-off defeat to Derby County.

Sportsmail understands Bielsa thanked his team for their efforts over the season and said he had got 'everything' out of them, with the inference being he had taken them as far as he could.

Leeds are hopeful of persuading Bielsa to stay for another campaign and are set to activate the 12-month extension option in his contract. 

Leeds players fear Marcelo Bielsa is ready to walk away from after an emotional address

Leeds players fear Marcelo Bielsa is ready to walk away from after an emotional address

Bielsa thanked his team for their efforts and said he had got 'everything' out of them

Bielsa thanked his team for their efforts and said he had got 'everything' out of them

After losing to Derby on Wednesday night, Bielsa said he would listen to the club's proposal but gave no assurances he would commit again. 

Bielsa will sit down with director of football Victor Orta and chief executive Angus Kinnear next week before deciding if he wants to carry on for another season in the Championship, with transfer and salary budget his key concerns.

He has given the club no indication he intends to leave, but nor has he told them he is staying, even though he has taken a keen interest in plans for improvements to their Thorp Arch training ground.

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