Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has left some of his players ‘stunned’ after stating that the squad would not get any time off, despite Football League fixtures being postponed for the foreseeable future, according to the Daily Mail.
News broke on Friday of the football authorities’ decision to postpone all fixtures in England until April 3, as the country tries to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The decision has largely been praised as a positive move, with the cases of Covid-19 increasing in the United Kingdom over the last week.
However, the Leeds squad look set to continue training as usual and will not be given extra time away from the club, according to the Daily Mail.
The Whites are top of the Championship table with nine games left to play, one point ahead of nearest rivals West Bromwich Albion.
However, with the Leeds supporters desperate to return to the Premier League for next season, Bielsa appears to be keeping his foot on the gas in the quest for promotion.
The Elland Road outfit were in a commanding position in the Championship standings last term, only to fall into a poor run of form and drop out of the top two late in the campaign.
Derby County ended up eliminating Leeds from the subsequent playoffs and preventing the Whites supporters from achieving their dream of top-flight status.
The break in fixtures comes at a bad time for the Yorkshire side, who have been building momentum over the last month after a period of inconsistency.
Leeds have won their last five Championship games, not conceding a goal in the process, to make them favourites to win the league.
If Bielsa’s extreme training schedule is to be ashered to, the Whites will be ready to hit the ground running if and when competitive action returns.