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Leeds United’s new manager search: Everything we know so far as Elland Road board search for Jesse Marsch replacement

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Leeds United look to be working hard to secure a swift appointment to replace Jesse Marsch after the American was sacked on Monday.

After defeat to Nottingham Forest, tie was up for Jesse Marsch in the Leeds dugout, as he was sacked from the job.

Marsch leaves Leeds sitting in a very precarious position, just outside the relegation zone on goal difference ahead of a double-header against Manchester United.

Who the club look to appoint to take the American’s place remains to be seen, with plenty of speculation already bubbling away around the boardroom’s looming decision.

Here, we look at everything we know about Leeds’ attempts to replace Marsch…

Who is in charge for tomorrow’s game?

An appointment is not going to be confirmed before Leeds’ meeting with Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow night.

Michael Skubala will be taking charge alongside Chris Armas and Paco Gallardo.

Who has been linked?

A number of names have already been cited as ‘on the radar’ for Leeds, with three currently standing out as candidates for the job: West Brom’s Carlos Corberan, Rayo Vallecano’s Andoni Iraola, and Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou.

Sky Sports’ Tim Thornton has named both Corberan and Postecoglou, while The Athletic have named Iraola as a manager Leeds are keen on.

All three managers have impressed in their current roles. Corberan has taken West Brom from the relegation scrap into a genuine shout of promotion since joining back in late October, Iraola clinched promotion with Vallecano before taking them to a cup semi-final last term and lifting them up to fifth in La Liga as things stand.

Postecoglou is on course to win his second league title in Scotland in as many seasons, having joined in 2021 and turning the tide back in Celtic’s favour in the Old Firm rivalry, playing good football along the way.

Who should replace Marsch long-term?

Arne Slot

Arne Slot

Andoni Iraola

Andoni Iraola

Marcelo Gallardo

Marcelo Gallardo



Is an appointment imminent?

An appointment can be expected very soon, with Adam Pope revealing that the interview process is already underway as Leeds hope to have someone in place before the home clash against Man United, while the negotiations of a deal might prolong such discussions.

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