Andy Couzens has told LeedsUnited.News that Leeds United should consider a move to bring in Gary McAllister as interim manager at Elland Road until the end of the season – saying there is “no better man” in his eyes to take the job.
Leeds have failed to bring in a replacement for Jesse Marsch, since sacking him on February 6. Since then, the club have been linked with a number of managers – including Andoni Iraola, Arne Slot, Marcelo Gallardo and plenty more.
But Leeds have since confirmed that Michael Skubala will remain for the “upcoming fixtures”. It is unclear how long that will be for, but many feel that it will see Skubala take crucial games against Everton and Southampton next up.
So, Skubala could remain in charge for the next few weeks and it might be, he lasts until the summer. But there is still every chance that Leeds could hire an interim for the rest of the season, especially, if they lose the next two games.
If that is the case, Couzens has suggested 58-year-old McAllister. Assistant to Steven Gerrard at Rangers and then Aston Villa, McAllister is a Leeds legend and even managed us in 2008 for 49 games. Couzens put his name forward.
Andy Couzens: Leeds should consider move to bring in Gary McAllister
“I’ll throw another name out there. On an interim basis, something until the end of the season, someone who’s got experience in the Premier League; Gary MacAllister. Bring him in, he knows the game, he knows the game inside out.
“He’s out of work. His record as Leeds manager was a good one. If you’re looking into him and you need some help, there’s no better man than him in my eyes in that sense,” Couzens told LeedsUnited.News in an exclusive interview.
McAllister has been regularly in work, but his last actual managerial spell was Leeds – 15 years ago. He has since worked as an assistant at Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Aston Villa, Rangers and under Gordon Strachan, with Scotland.
It would certainly be a surprise to see McAllister come in as Leeds manager. But he knows the club, spending six years at Leeds as a player – playing 257 times for the Whites. Right now, it looks as if Skubala could stay for the foreseeable.