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Leeds: Beren Cross shares manager update

Leeds: Beren Cross shares manager update - Leeds United News

Leeds United have looked at managers with Premier League experience but still haven’t managed to identify Jesse Marsch’s long-term successor, according to Beren Cross.

The Lowdown: Skubala to continue

Michael Skubala, Chris Armas and Paco Gallardo have been in caretaker charge at Elland Road, with the trio taking both fixtures against Manchester United last week.

The club have confirmed that Skubala and co will continue to lead the first team for the club’s upcoming fixtures, starting this weekend with a trip to Everton. Leeds’ search for a new manager is into its 10th day and there still hasn’t been a breakthrough.

The Latest: Cross’ comments

Cross ran a Q&A for LeedsLive on Wednesday, where he was asked why are no Premier League experienced managers being considered for the job. The Leeds reporter replied, saying some actually have been identified, but he named a number of reasons why such a move hasn’t materialised.

“I am led to believe managers with experience of the league have been under consideration, they just evidently either aren’t available, don’t play with the right tactics, are asking for too much money or the wrong kind of contract, or simply don’t want to come.”

The Verdict: Bad to worse

Reports have suggested that Raul, Carlos Corberan, Andoni Iraola, Arne Slot and Marcelo Gallardo have all turned Leeds down, so knowing that Andrea Radrizzani and the 49ers Enterprises have also looked at Premier League experienced managers without any luck isn’t ideal.

The likes of Steven Gerrard and Nuno Espirito Santo have both been linked, and it seems as if the club’s search for a manager is going from bad to worse, which could explain the reason for their confirmation on Skubala.

Should results not go to plan against Everton or Southampton under Skubala, though, Leeds may have to force through a move for an experienced interim coach, as the club’s Premier League status could be hanging by a thread.

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