Marcelo Bielsa has urged his Leeds United players to take their break now as the season looks set to get back underway in the coming months, according to Football Insider.
Leeds are sitting top of the pile in the Sky Bet Championship, with only nine games separating Bielsa’s men from a famous Premier League return.
Yet, the outbreak of Covid-19 has stopped the Whites in their tracks, with Leeds’ squad left self isolating and waiting for a return date.
An EFL proposal has suggested a 56 day period over June and July will be offered to complete the 2019/20 season, albeit behind closed doors. Additionally, the Championship players will be told to not return to training until May 16th.
On the back of that, Football Insider are reporting that Bielsa has instructed his players to take their holidays now, with the 64-year-old anticipating a quick turnaround between the end of the current campaign and beginning of another.
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When the new season begins, Leeds will hope to be a Premier League side, with the Whites sitting top of the Championship table, a point clear of West Brom and a further six ahead of Fulham in third.
This makes sense and if the season is to resume in June, the likelihood is that the players aren’t going to get much of a break heading into the next campaign.
However, that will be the last thing on their minds right now; Leeds are pushing for promotion and on the verge of something massive.
That’s got to be a priority now.
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