Leeds United’s search for a manager could take them to the Scottish Premiership with a swoop for Celtic man Ange Postecoglou this week.
Leeds are again searching for a new manager in February after confirming that they had parted ways with Jesse Marsch on Monday.
It comes after another winless run was extended with defeat away at fellow relegation-strugglers Nottingham Forest, losing 1-0 at the City Ground on Sunday.
Who Leeds appoint remains to be seen with the pool of available managers having shrunk with Premier League rivals making their own appointments.
So, the club might need to poach a manager from a club this week, and Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou is reportedly on the radar.
That’s according to Sky Sports journalist Tim Thornton, who has been speaking live from Elland Road about the search for a new manager to replace Marsch.
When talking about candidates, Thornton shared insight on Postecoglou:
“There are a number of names on the radar for Leeds United. Andoni Iraola, the Rayo Vallecano coach, he’s one that’s been mentioned.
“Carlos Corberan another, he’s a very familiar name to Leeds fans of course, having worked here, coaching the under-21s, and then being promoted to work with Marcelo Bielsa with the first-team. He’s done a terrific job at West Brom and, prior to that, Huddersfield Town.
“Ange Postecoglou at Celtic, another name that Leeds have on their radar, but I would stress that Leeds are also looking other potential candidates, and they haven’t made an approach yet for anyone.”
Who should replace Marsch long-term?
Any of Postecoglou, Iraola, or Corberan would be a definite improvement on Marsch, with how they have performed recently with their current clubs.
Of those three, it does seem that Iraola would be the best long-term solution out of all three, but any of those is a positive choice.
In the position we are in, we cannot afford to do anything but make a very good appointment to climb away from the relegation zone.