By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

23rd May, 2023 | 10:10am

Sam Allardyce wants big say at Leeds United amid Elland Road staff vacancy - Sky Sports pundit

We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United

Paul Robinson believes Sam Allardyce would want a “very large” say in the footballing structure at Leeds United if he was given the job on a longer-term basis.

The board are yet to replace Victor Orta, who was sacked at the start of May following Javi Gracia’s departure from Elland Road.

Leeds All Over now reported on Friday 5 May, that Norwich City chief Stuart Webber is high on Andrea Radrizzani’s wishlist of potential successors to Orta.

Robinson has claimed Allardyce can work under any structure but admitted he would want a big say in the system implemented at Elland Road.

“I think he would want to recruit his own players. I think he would work within any system he was asked to, whether he wanted the job long term or not,” Robinson exclusively told MOT Leeds News.

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“It’s very difficult and hypothetical. I think he’s the type of manager that can adapt to any system he was asked to manage in, but I think he would want a say and a very large say in how the system around him was put together.”

Leeds will know their Premier League fate come Sunday night after Tottenham Hotspur make the trip to Elland Road in the final match of the 2022/23 season.

In other Leeds United news, our exclusive pundit has demanded an internal investigation takes place at the club.