Bielsa non-commital on Marseille extension

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Marcelo Bielsa has failed to commit his long-term future to Marseille, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

The Argentine head coach was originally believed to have signed a two-year deal at the Stade Velodrome, though it was later confirmed he only had a 12-month agreement in place after taking over in May last year.

An impressive campaign has seen Bielsa return Marseille to the Ligue 1 title fight with Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain, reportedly attracting the attention of Japan and Saudi Arabia's national sides.

"Such rumours are common during this time of the year," Bielsa said.

"There is nothing new to say. I only speak of concrete facts and I will not confirm or deny this.

"All I can say is that both sides have agreed to this.

"As soon as the season ends, the contract ends. Will I stay at OM? I can't eliminate the possibility. But I can't confirm it either."

Bielsa takes his side to Saint-Etienne this weekend looking to get back to winning ways after two draws, results he blames himself for.

"In the last game [2-2 against Reims] I took too long to make my changes," added the head coach. "The team was unbalanced in defence.

"[But] I do not like to make changes to the game situations. The big teams adapt."