Leeds United consider Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou and ex Rangers manager Steven Gerrard to replace Jesse Marsch
Leeds United are reportedly considering Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou and ex Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard to replace Jesse Marsch.
According to Tutto Mercato Web journalist Marco Conterio, West Brom’s Carlos Corberan still remains the favourite to replace Jesse Marsch.
The Whites are considering a number of names as they look to hire a new manager after sacking the American.
Via Twitter, Conterio wrote, “LUFC sacks Jesse Marsch. Radrizzani’s club immediately to work for the heir. Victor Orta is a great admirer of Carlos Corberanof the WBA manager. Steven Gerrard and Ante Postecoglou are also among the names but Corberan is the first name for Leeds.”
Postecoglu makes sense
It’s fair to say that Gerrard is a pretty risky appointment and one Leeds are not likely to consider as he’s got no previous association with the club either.
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Postecoglou, on the other hand, is an experienced manager who’s been a journeyman throughout his career and has achieved success.
He also plays a good brand of football that will not be too dissimilar to that of Marcelo Bielsa or even Marsch’s at Elland Road.
He has won seven league titles in his career including triumphs in Australia, Japan as well as in Scotland when he won the title last season with Celtic.
The Premier League would definitely be a step up for him even though he managed in the Champions League this season but his side ended up finishing fourth.
There’s more money and exposure in the Premier League and it remains to be seen if he trusts his ability to get Leeds out of this mess.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites are now preparing to sign a former Barcelona defender in the summer and have already taken decisive steps towards sealing the deal.