By Mark Smith

1st Jun, 2023 | 6:30pm

Leeds United have added Lorient manager Regis Le Bris to their shortlist for their new manager, according to the Sun Sport.

The newspaper has reported on its website that the Whites could look to appoint the Frenchman after only one year in senior management, where he impressed.

Lorient played a new sense of attacking football and managed to reach second at one stage in Ligue 1, only sitting behind moneybags Paris Saint-Germain.

Leeds are said to be determined to turn over a new leaf with their next appointment, similar to how they did with Marcelo Bielsa all those years ago.

Steven Gerrard and Brenden Rodgers are two names in the mix two who are currently free agents, after leaving Aston Villa and Leicester last season.

Interestingly, the Sun has suggested that the players want Sam Allardyce to remain in his post, although that is now looking very unlikely at Elland Road.

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No chance.

Allardyce staying at the club can simply not be allowed to happen.

Big Sam was shocking over his four-week tenure at the club, and although relegation cannot be blamed on him, his tactics and team selections proved he was in over his head.

Retirement should be the more likely option, with fresh ideas needed both on and off the pitch at Elland Road.

Le Bris is an interesting name that has come out of nowhere, and given that he has only just finished his first full season in charge of Lorient, it would be a massive risk.

Finishing 10th in the end, the French club did drop off and it would be a massive ask for him to come in and make a difference at such a huge club such as Leeds.

The Whites need someone who can transform them and inspire these players, who will no doubt be down in the dumps as they look to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

This one doesn’t seem right.

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