By Peter Lynch

1st Jun, 2023 | 7:10am

Sam Allardyce could throw ‘hat in the ring’ for Leeds United job in meeting within next 24 hours

It is “not out of the question” that Sam Allardyce will put his name forward to become the permanent Leeds United manager, according to the Daily Mail’s Ian Ladyman.

The manager will meet with chief executive Angus Kinnear for a debrief about his spell in charge at Elland Road on Thursday (1 June).

And while it is unlikely that Allardyce will put his name forward, Ladyman believes the manager could be persuaded to do so.

“It is not out of the question that Allardyce is persuaded to throw his hat in the ring but it is unlikely at this stage,” Ladyman wrote for the Daily Mail.

“It is understood that the former Bolton, Blackburn, West Ham and Crystal Palace manager was shocked at the Leeds players’ inability to put up a fight as they plummeted towards relegation.”

“He will tell the club that the playing squad needs a complete overhaul.”

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Leeds endured a miserable season, with the club now demoted to the Championship after a few years in England’s premier competition.

Allardyce definitely can’t take the blame for what happened at Elland Road, with much of that responsibility on previous bosses Jesse Marsch and Javi Gracia.

The last man in the hot seat only had one job to do, and that was to try and pull off a miracle by securing Premier League safety at the very last minute.

But given the club’s fixtures against the likes of Manchester City and Newcastle United, it was always going to be a near-impossible task, although things did slightly improve under veteran boss Allardyce.

Leeds fans will feel no hatred for the former Bolton and Blackburn man, and they may now get to know and like him a lot better if he chooses to stick around and help sort out the mess behind the scenes.

But that decision looks set to rely on the powers that be, who may go down another road entirely in the hopes of bouncing straight back up to the Premier League.

In other Leeds United news, one football finance expert believes an announcement regarding a Whites takeover is close, with owner Andrea Radrizzani rumoured to be buying Sampdoria.