Leeds: Whites eyeing Ange Postecoglou move
Leeds United have placed Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou on their managerial radar, according to Italian journalist Marco Conterio.
The Lowdown: Marsch gone
The Whites officially parted ways with Jesse Marsch on Monday, less than 24 hours after a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest in the Premier League. Marsch departs Elland Road after 11 months in charge, with Leeds without a top-flight victory since November and level on points with Everton, who occupy the final relegation spot.
Owner Andrea Radrizzani and Paraag Marathe, the president of investors 49ers Enterprises, appear to have the key say when it comes to managerial decisions, and it looks as if Postecoglou is now of interest.
The Latest: Postecoglou interest
Conterio, chief editor for TuttoMercatoWeb, took to Twitter following Marsch’s dismissal to share a Leeds managerial update.
He stated that Victor Orta is a great admirer of West Brom boss Carlos Corberan, however, both Postecoglou and former Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard are also on the list of potential successors.
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The Verdict: One to watch?
Postecoglou has transformed things at Celtic Park after taking over in June 2021, winning a league and cup double during his first season in charge and averaging 2.46 goals per game in Scotland.
The 57-year-old has continued to impress during the current campaign, winning 23 of a possible 25 Scottish Premiership games (92%). He also likes to play an attacking 4-3-3 system, so could get the best out of a number of wide options at Elland Road that include Wilfried Gnonto, Jack Harrison, Luis Sinisterra and Crysencio Summerville.
Marsch tended to play a narrow system during his time in charge, so a change of approach with someone like Postecoglou could help turn things around, making this potentially one to watch.