Leeds: Nuno Espirito Santo now in the mix for manager’s job
Leeds United seemingly have their eye on a potential move for former Wolves and Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
The Lowdown: Nuno at Al-Ittihad
Nuno has been in charge of Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad since July, averaging 2.39 points per game from his 18 matches in charge so far.
The former Wolves and Spurs boss signed Leeds winger Helder Costa on loan shortly after taking over, with the 29-year-old making 12 appearances during the current campaign.
Al-Ittihad are currently level on points with Al-Nassr and Al-Shabab at the top of the table, and it appears as if their manager is a name of possible interest to those at Elland Road.
The Latest: Nuno in the mix at Leeds
The Daily Record shared a story on Thursday morning after Rayo Vallecano boss Andoni Iraola reportedly turned down a move to Leeds.
They claimed that Nuno is a name in the mix in Yorkshire, along with Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou and Argentine Marcello Gallardo.
The Verdict: One to watch?
The Whites haven’t had much luck in their hunt for Jesse Marsch’s long-term replacement, with The Daily Mail suggesting that the club could even look at interim options until the end of the season.
Nuno has 124 matches of Premier League experience under his belt, averaging 1.42 points per game, something which could come in handy with Leeds looking to avoid relegation again this year.
He didn’t have much success with Spurs and was sacked after just 10 league games in charge, so the 49-year-old may feel like he has some unfinished business in England, which could make this one to keep an eye on over the coming days.