Leeds: Michael Skubala could be in charge all season
Leeds United interim manager Michael Skubala could remain in charge of the Whites for the remainder of this season, according to a fresh claim.
The Lowdown: Skubala steps in for Marsch
The 40-year-old has stepped in and replaced Jesse Marsch in the Elland Road hot seat, following the American’s dismissal earlier this month.
Skubala has taken charge of two Premier League games to date, both of which came against Manchester United, with a draw and a defeat coming his way.
While Leeds continue to be linked with potential new managers, a key update has now emerged regarding the situation.
The Latest: Could be in charge all season
According to 90min, Andrea Radrizzani is planning on sticking with Skubala for the time being, possibly seeing him in the role until the end of the season.
It is stated that the situation will be assessed after Leeds’ crucial league clash with Southampton later this month, at which point he will have had more time to prove his worth.
The Verdict: Potential risk by Leeds?
There is a clear risk element in sticking with Skubala for the rest of the season, considering his complete lack of experience in management at the top level. This is his first senior role as manager, with 16 games as Leeds Under-21s boss the most experience he has had to date.
With the Whites hovering ominously around the relegation zone, it could certainly be argued that a bigger name needs to come in and make the difference, such as Carlos Corberan, who has guided West Brom from bottom of the Championship to within two points of the playoffs
It is a show of faith from Radrizzani, however, and Skubala knows the club well having already worked there for some time and could feel that he can get the best out of this squad.
Assessing matters at the end of February does make the most sense – if Leeds have got themselves into deeper trouble by that point, they will still have time to make a change.