Leeds: Mauricio Pochettino offered Elland Road vacancy
Leeds United have reportedly offered former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino the Elland Road hotseat, only for the Argentine to turn them down.
The Lowdown: After the weekend
Jesse Marsch was sacked at the beginning of the week, but bringing in his long-term replacement has proven to be a challenge for Andrea Radrizzani and the 49ers Enterprises.
The Italian appeared to hint that an appointment wouldn’t be made until after the weekend, with Michael Skubala, Chris Armas and Paco Gallardo set to take charge of the return meeting with Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
A number of managers have been linked with the position, including Pochettino, and it looks as if a proposal was made.
The Latest: Offer made
Journalist Claudio Mauri took to Twitter on Friday, saying that the club have failed in their pursuit of Marcelo Gallardo.
Mauri added that Leeds also offered the job to fellow Argentine Pochettino, who has 132 Premier League wins under his belt, but he too turned down the Whites.
The Verdict: Interim options?
Pochettino, 50, could have been a real eye-catching appointment following his spells with Spurs and Paris Saint-Germain, but it looks as if he has no plans to move to Yorkshire.
Therefore, the club may need to look at short-term solutions until the end of the season, something that Leeds appear open to doing if they can’t bring in any of their top targets.
Time is ticking, and with a potentially season-defining trip to Everton next weekend, bringing in a new manager as soon as possible appears to be required.