By Saikat Mandal

19th Feb, 2023 | 1:10pm

Neil Moxley destroys Leeds United over managerial developments this week

Leeds United look like an “amateur” in their approach to their managerial situation, according to journalist Neil Moxley.

Writing for Sunday People (page 53, 19 February), Moxley finds it hard that the Whites have not found a replacement for Jesse Marsch.

Leeds have been actively trying to appoint a new manager, but The Yorkshire Post (14 February) reported that the caretaker boss Michael Skubala is in position to take charge of the club for the rest of the season if needed, which has come as a big twist in the managerial hunt process.

“It’s one thing to sack a manager, it’s quite another choosing his successor. It looks amateur in this day and age that Leeds haven’t got a replacement for Jesse Marsch lined up,” wrote Moxley for The Sunday People.


It will be interesting to see how the club react following their 1-0 defeat against Everton in the Premier League on Saturday (18 February). 

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Skubala is blameless here. He was not supposed to be in this position in the first place, and the blame should go to the board members who were probably not prepared to face this difficulty.

The Whites tried to bring in managers like Alfred Schreuder, Arne Slot, and Andoni Iraola to Elland Road, but they have been unsuccessful in their attempts. 

Likewise, Marcelo Gallardo, the former manager of River Plate, was being considered as well and an offer was made. However, he too has ruled himself out of this role.

Carlos Corberan was also under consideration but he chose to commit his future to West Brom instead. Now, they are running out of options to bring in a permanent manager. 

The club need to act quickly. The Whites have dropped to the relegation zone and survival is at stake here. Skubala can’t be the solution for the Whites. 

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