Steven Gerrard and Gary McAllister ready to take over at Leeds United as dream pairing
Leeds United could revisit their plan to install Steven Gerrard and former player Gary McAllister as their dream managerial pairing, according to The Mirror.
The Sun report on 30 May that the 43-year-old is being targetted by the Whites who has been out of management since October after he was sacked by Aston Villa following a poor run of results.
The Telegraph then reported on 2 June, that the former Rangers boss is interested in taking the job at Elland Road and is currently believed on the wishlist which is being reviewed by chairman Angus Kinnear.
And in a new report by The Mirror [3 June, 14:50], both Gerrard and former Elland Road title-winner McAllister are available straight away to take the reins at Elland Road and are on standby to take the call should it come along from the Leeds United hierarchy.
Could be costly
It’s only right that Leeds United are linked with several names for the managerial vacancy and the Whites still remain an attractive proposition for any mid-level coach willing to test themselves in the Championship.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
However, Gerrard may not be one of them, given his struggles with Aston Villa previously.
Certainly, the Championship may prove an ideal route for him to build up his managerial credentials again following his success with Rangers, but the pressure to succeed at Elland Road may prove too much for him.
Leeds United need Championship experience, because this is a testing and engrossing division which needs steel from both the manager and his players.
Gerrard hasn’t got that, and there are more viable names out there like former first-team coach Carlos Corberan who has done wonders despite behind-the-scenes circumstances at both West Brom and Huddersfield Town, that is who the Whites should be targeting for a potential swift route back to the Premier League.
The appeal to appoint Gerrard and former player McAllister is there for all to see but given the pressures at Elland Road, it’s a potential decision that could well prove very costly.
In other Leeds United news, the future of one Whites-linked manager is now up in the air after a high-level resignation at his current club.