Leeds Super Fans blast Cartlon Palmer over Sam Allardyce claim
This is part of a regular series from our panel of Leeds United Super Fans. Each week, Super Fans from our Leeds Insider Facebook page will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around Elland Road.
Leeds United fans have blasted former player Carlton Palmer after he claimed that Sam Allardyce would be a good successor to Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road.
Bielsa’s contract with Leeds expires at the end of the season and while we’re not concerned about the Argentine moving on, Palmer has expressed thoughts that West Brom boss Big Sam is someone who’d do well in the United dug-out.
Speaking to FootballFanCast, Palmer said: “I think West Brom are going to go down now, so Sam Allardyce, if they don’t give him the funds to do the job to get them back up, he’s going to become available. He might be a good bet for [Leeds].
“So you can’t automatically assume that Leeds are going to get relegated if Bielsa leaves, but you can’t also underestimate the job he’s done with that squad of players and the way that they play.”
It is without doubt one of the more baffling takes we’ve ever seen on Leeds United and we really don’t see how Allardyce’s name can even come into anyone’s mind when discussing who may replace Bielsa one day.
Speaking on the Leeds Insider Facebook page, our Super Fans hit out at ex-Whites player Palmer for suggesting the ridiculous notion.
Here is what they had to say:
How on earth can anyone think that Allardyce would be a good idea?
It’s like selling Patrick Bamford in the summer and replacing him with Felix Wiedwald playing as a striker instead.
Bielsa’s future is bound to be discussed in the coming weeks and months because, as always, he only signs a contract one year at a time.
Anyone who knows Leeds should know that so we’re disappointed in Palmer for even suggesting that a replacement is on the cards.
But to suggest Allardyce is just insulting.
In other Leeds United news, this Spurs ace is a doubt to play against Leeds on Saturday.