The Whites are on the brink of relegation as things stand, needing a win and other results to go their way in order to climb out of the bottom three.
Planning for life in the EFL is something that should already be on the agenda for Leeds, given the situation, and The Athletic have reported of Leeds’ interest in a manager to replace Sam Allardyce.
Phil Hay claims that Leeds would be looking to make an approach for recently-sacked Leicester manager Brenden Rodgers in the summer.
Here, we look at two reasons why Leeds would be making a very good appointment in Rodgers if they are relegated…
The ambition says a lot
When looking at the Championship, a lot of the sides that are successful at the top end of the table are there because of their manager.
Leeds proved that with Marcelo Bielsa, and would be staking a claim to be at the top end of the table with someone of Rodgers’ calibre.
It’s been 12 years since Rodgers lifted Swansea City into the Premier League playing some incredible attacking football along the way.
Being able to bring in a manager with the prestige Rodgers has in the Premier League would be a real statement of intent from the club and an incredibly ambitious attempt to restore the side’s top-flight status at the first time of asking.
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Versatile styles of play
As mentioned above, the last time Rodgers was in the Championship was with Swansea, where his style generated a lot of praise as they were then able to take that front-foot approach into the Premier League in 2011/12.
However, it’s not the same style that he adopted at different jobs with Liverpool, Celtic, and then Leicester.
A lot of his time at Leicester was spent looking to utilise quick transitions with the Foxes’ swift attackers, similar to how the Liverpool attack break at lightning speed as they battled for the PL title in 2013/14.
Any of those approaches would be applicable at Leeds, depending on the make-up of the squad, but it does show he’s able to adapt, something necessary in a 46-game season.