Leganes hero and manager Asier Garitano has revealed that he is in talks with the club to extend his current contract at Butarque, which will expire this summer.
“We’ve begun talks,” Garitano confirmed in an interview with TVE, as quoted by MARCA.
“We will wait until we are sure of survival.
“I’ve always said it, the first club that I will talk to will be Leganes.
“I haven’t come to a decision, I want to finish the season well and then see how we feel, both myself and Leganes.”
Garitano has taken the club from the third tier to the top and added to the club’s history with one of their greatest nights with a victory over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu to secure Copa del Rey progress earlier this season.
However, with his contract close to coming to an end and a number of big clubs looking for a new coach, it is not surprising that he has been linked with a move elsewhere.
Garitano confessed that he already has an offer from Leganes and will give them priority in any talks over where he will be come the start of the 2018/19 season.
“I’ve already got Leganes’ offer, the feeling is good, we’ve been together for five years and we keep growing,” he revealed.
“We have to sit down and see what direction we both want to go in, if they are the same then great, if not then we will go our own way, the same as always.
“But I insist, I am happy at Leganes.”
It seems that there will be no new updates until nearer the end of the season with Leganes’ survival from relegation not yet secured, but Garitano’s priority is to ensure another top flight campaign for the Pepineros before considering his own future.