MARCELO Bielsa has declared his contract situation at Leeds "resolved" ahead of their Premier League opener away to Manchester United on Saturday but is yet to put pen to paper.

The Leeds boss prefers one-year deals and only signed his previous contract on the eve of last season's curtain raiser so there has been little concern about his situation.

But it was not until a press conference on today that the 66-year-old publicly made his position known.

"The contract situation is one that is already resolved," Bielsa said through a translator.

"One year is habitual."

The club's chief executive Angus Kinnear has claimed Bielsa's willingness to let his contract situation rumble on is due to his "lack of interest in it" as he focuses on preparing his team.

Speaking after Bielsa, defender Robin Koch welcomed the news but indicated it had never been a concern for the players.

"Of course we are happy he's here for another season," the Germany international said.

"I didn't think he would leave, it's nothing surprising for me, but of course we are happy."