Latest News

Manager who left South American club last year emerges on Leeds United radar

Image for Manager who left South American club last year emerges on Leeds United radar

Leeds United are considering a move for Marcelo Gallardo in their search for a replacement for Jesse Marsch.

That’s according to a report from The Times, who say the 47-year-old is one of four names in contention to take over at Elland Road.

Leeds are of course, looking for a new boss after confirming the sacking of Marsch on Monday, following a seven-game winless run in the Premier League.

A number of names have been linked as the Whites’ search for a successor to the American, and it seems they are casting the net far and wide.

According to this latest update, Gallardo is now one of the options being considered, as the club look to find their new manager.

The Argentinean has been out of work since leaving his role with River Plate, in November last year, after eight-and-a-half years in charge.

During his time as River Plate boss, Gallardo won one Argentinean title, the Argentinean Cup on three occasions, and two Copa Libertadores.

You can certainly see why the South American connection might be of interest to Leeds, given the past impact of a certain Marcelo Bielsa.

As a result, it arguably does not feel like a huge surprise, that Gallardo is now being touted for this role, given the profile he has in that part of the World.

Indeed, with the success he has while in charge of River Plate, it is hard not to see the potential appeal in an appointment such as this.

However, given the predicament that Leeds find themselves in right now, you do wonder whether they might need someone with an understanding of the intricacies of a Premier League relegation battle, meaning in the short term at least, there may be more suitable options.

Share this article

UCLan Sports Journalism graduate. Have been working for Leeds All Over since summer 2020, and can only be found writing on Football League World.