The Lowdown: Marsch out, Corberan in?
West Brom’s Carlos Corberan emerged as the front-runner for the job almost immediately, with the Baggies boss already a known entity at Elland Road having coached the Under-23s while Marcelo Bielsa was first-team boss.
Caley has suggested another student of Bielsa however, with Pochettino perhaps more easy to attain given he is currently without a club.
The Latest: Time for Pochettino
He said: “Leeds is a really good talent fit for Pochettino and a pretty safe success bet for a comeback, if his heart is still in the game.”
The Verdict: Spot on
If Pochettino is still keen to return to the English top flight, as was suggested last year following his exit from PSG, then Leeds could be a match made in heaven.
The 50 year-old, who managed an incredible 2.15 points-per game in Paris and 1.84 per outing at Tottenham (Transfermarkt), utilises a 4-3-3 formation, which would allow Marc Roca, Tyler Adams and new signing Weston McKennie all to get into the starting XI, something which looked unlikely with Marsch’s favoured 4-2-3-1.
He may also endear himself to Leeds fans quickly given his relationship with Bielsa, calling the former Whites boss a “genius” and someone he admires greatly.
If Andrea Radrizzani and the 49ers Group want a stylish, attack-minded manager with a long-term vision, they could do much worse than Pochettino.