Leeds interview Nuno Espirito Santo
Leeds United have interviewed former Wolves and Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo ahead of a potential return to the Premier League.
The Lowdown: Skubala and co
The Whites haven’t been able to bring in Jesse Marsch’s long-term successor, which has left Michael Skubala, Chris Armas and Paco Gallardo in caretaker charge.
The trio took both fixtures against Manchester United last week and will continue to lead the first team for the club’s upcoming fixtures. That leaves Leeds still on the search for a new manager, with Nuno seemingly still of interest to those at Elland Road.
The Latest: Nuno update
The Times shared a story on Tuesday regarding Leeds and a new manager, claiming that Nuno has been interviewed for the role and “is a surprise contender to return to England with Leeds”.
No offer has been made to the 49-year-old yet, with the report adding Leeds will need to pay Saudi club Al-Ittihad £5.3 million in compensation to extract Nuno from his contract.
The Verdict: Get it done?
Nuno, who likes to play a 4-2-3-1 system, has plenty of experience in England, something that could come in extremely handy in the final games of the season with Leeds currently in another relegation battle.
In total, he has won 210 of his 427 games as a manager, with 48 victories coming in the Premier League. He may not have been the club’s top target from the off, but you could argue that Leeds could do a lot worse than Nuno at this moment in time, despite the fact they’d have to pay a relatively large fee for his services.