Leeds are likely to already be plotting for next season after the full-time whistle today, and one of the main decisions that needs to be made is that of the manager.
Sam Allardyce won’t remain as the club’s manager after the season finished today, and Leeds will already be conducting searches to make an approach.
The Athletic’s Phil Hay revealed that Leeds hold interest in recently-sacked Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers.
It would be an eye-catching appointment for the club to pull off in the circumstances, and here, we look at one winner and one loser at Leeds if they do move for the 50-year-old…
Winner: Could we see more from Brenden Aaronson?
At both Liverpool and Leicester, Rodgers got the best out of some very talented, young attacking midfielders in Philippe Coutinho and James Maddison.
It’s hard at the moment to see that same coming from Aaronson after his first season in the Premier League, but a new coach with a better attacking approach might get more out of him.
Having acclimatised to England in the last 12 months, we can expect to see more of an impact from Aaronson this time around.
His movement is there, and he can move the ball well, but we just need to see execution in the final third that is much sharper.
Would Brendan Rodgers be a good appointment?
Loser: Will Luke Ayling have the same impact?
Under Rodgers, we’d be going to need our full-backs to get up and down the field all game to join in with the attack.
On top of that, Leeds have needed improvements at full-back for some time now, with Rasmus Kristensen barely showcasing his quality at right-back.
Ayling is going to be part of the side having signed a contract extension earlier in the season, but will he have what it takes to provide in the final third?
It’s hard to see how Rodgers could get that consistent impact out of Ayling.