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Leeds: Harry Redknapp open to Elland Road vacancy

Leeds: Harry Redknapp open to Elland Road vacancy - Leeds United News

Harry Redknapp would be open to the idea of taking over Leeds United until the end of the season, according to The Mirror.

The Lowdown: Skubala as caretaker

Michael Skubala, Chris Armas and Paco Gallardo are the coaches currently in temporary charge at Elland Road and led back-to-back Premier League games against Manchester United last week.

The Whites showed plenty of promise in those two fixtures but came away with just one point, however the trio will remain in the dugout for the upcoming fixtures, with a trip to Everton next on the agenda.

Leeds chiefs appear to be still on the search for Jesse Marsch’s successor and could turn to a short-term appointment, with Redknapp, 75, seemingly keen on the vacancy.

The Latest: Redknapp update

The Mirror shared a story on Thursday regarding Redknapp, who would apparently be open to coming out of retirement to take over at Elland Road until the end of the season.

He is up for a short-term role at Leeds if asked by those in Yorkshire, with his last role in management coming back in 2017 at Birmingham City.

The Verdict: Avoid

Redknapp, an FA Cup winner, has plenty of Premier League experience and has beaten current top-flight managers Eddie Howe, David Moyes, Sean Dyche and Brendan Rodgers before.

However, he has been retired for five-and-a-half years now, so it could be wise to look at an alternative interim appointment with a manager who has more recent experience.

There’s no guarantee that Redknapp would make an immediate impact at Leeds, and after being out of the game for so long, he could find it difficult to get back into the swing of things, with the Whites in need of instant results.

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