Journalist Beren Cross has claimed that whoever Leeds United end up hiring as manager will be somebody who was “not considered good enough” when Jesse Marsch was sacked.

What’s the latest on Leeds’ search for a new manager?

The club’s former boss was fired at the start of the month and since then Michael Skubala has led the Whites as interim manager in the past three Premier League games.

While Leeds managed to pick up a draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United in the first game post-Marsch, they have lost the following two matches – which included a vital away trip to fellow relegation strugglers Everton over the weekend.

All the while, the board have been on the hunt for a permanent manager appointment but have been yet to land any of their primary targets.

With that in mind, while talking on a LeedsLive Facebook stream, Cross claimed that everybody knows that the club are now going to appoint someone who wasn’t their number one or even number two option.

The journalist said (4:22): “I think we’re back to a situation where Leeds are maybe going to have to reassess what they want from a head coach and which head coaches are looking at and maybe need to be even less picky.

“But the downside of that is whoever they now bring in, everybody is going to know that they weren’t the first choice. They were somebody not considered good enough a week or two ago, and suddenly is thrown into the job because they’re desperate, they need to stay in the division. Just not a good situation at all.”

What does the manager search struggle mean for LUFC

Managers such as Andoni Iraola of  Rayo Vallecano and Marcelo Gallardo (0ut of work) seemed to be high up on the list for Leeds, but they seem unwilling to join at this moment in time.

On top of that, West Brom boss Carlos Corberan seemed to be the first name most heavily linked but he opted to stay put and sign a new contract with the Championship side instead.

Shortly after Marsch was sacked, chairman Andrea Radrizzani took to Twitter to boast that a new manager would be hired soon, writing: “We are on it ….hopefully white smoke by tonight or tmw morning.”

That was back on February 7, and so it certainly seems he jumped the gun there. With none of the club’s priority targets arriving, it’s safe to say they may have to scrape the barrel to find someone willing to come in at this stage.


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