It could well be the biggest job in the Championship, but so far, Leeds United are no closer to appointing a manager for the 23/24 season.
The task for that manager is known, instant promotion back to the Premier League will be the expectation, but who tries to take them there, is still a guessing game.
Latest Leeds Manager Odds
Betting markets tend to have a front runner in them for this kind of position, but we’ve never really had that with Leeds, since they were relegated to the Championship on the final day of the 22/23 season.
Current favourite is Daniel Farke, the former Norwich City manager who has been linked with the job throughout.
A familiar face in Yorkshire, Carlos Corberan, comes next, he’s been the manager of Huddersfield and don’t forget he spent time at Leeds before then, working as U23 manager underneath Marcelo Bielsa.
Graham Potter is next on the list, a name you would expect to be too big for Leeds, even acccounting for his flop with Chelsea. But before that, he showed great promise with Brighton. His appointment may be unrealistic, but should Leeds land Potter, it would certainly signal their intent to get straight back into the Premier League.
Two other former Premier League bosses round the front runners off, with ex Crystal Palace man Patrick Viera and former Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers.
Both would be seen as good appointments, the latter in particular, although Scottic club Celtic are heavily linked with Rodgers, a man who has previously managed the Glasgow outfit.
Odds correct at time of posting, Tuesday 13th June, 2023
Who Will Be the Next Leeds Manager?
The delay in appointing a new manager at Leeds is all down to the takeover process currently going on with the club’s ownership.
This appears to be close to completion, which will be a great relief to fans.
The new season is one that Leeds will want to attack, so don’t be surprised to see a new manager appointed quickly after this has been confirmed.
It’s also the first decision that the owners will have to take, so the pressure is certainly on to get it right!