MK Dons offer manager's job to Leeds United coach Mark Jackson after Jesse Marsch promotion
Leeds United coach Mark Jackson has been offered the role as MK Dons manager, according to a report by Football League World.
The Dons sacked their previous manager Liam Manning earlier this month and have been searching for his successor ever since.
A report from journalist Alan Nixon (20 December) claimed that Jackson was on their radar, but it now turns out that talks are more advanced than that and he has been formally offered the job despite having no first-team managerial experience.
Jackson was promoted to the first-team coaching staff at Elland Road in the summer having previously coached the Under 23’s.
Losing a member of the backroom staff at such a key stage of the season is never a good thing, and will come as a big blow to Marsch.
Having been promoted to the first-team setup, it’s clear that Marsch saw something in him and wanted to work closely with him and the rest of the squad.
But this is an opportunity that doesn’t come along every day and it would be silly of Jackson to turn it down, and really bad form if Leeds were to deny him the opportunity to take it.
Now all eyes head to who can replace him in the fold and do a similar job of helping the younger players to settle into the first-team, and considering how many young players are involved in the setup right now it’s a tough job to do.
Best of luck to him in his venture if he does choose to take the role, but it’s a massive blow for the Whites.
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