Fabrizio Romano has told his Here We Go podcast this week that Leeds are keen to bring in a “young” manager as a replacement for Sam Allardyce this summer – when the Whites scour the market for a new boss in the dugout.

Allardyce, 68, is the fourth man in the dugout this season and is only contracted until the end of the season. He will remain in charge for the last three games. Asked if he would be tempted to stay, Allardyce said “never say never”.

But it is widely believed that he will be replaced when the season comes to an end, with his sole instruction on his current role being to keep Leeds in the Premier League. That looks increasingly unlikely, going into this weekend.

While Leeds put up a decent fight against Manchester City, Everton and Nottingham Forest produced impressive wins to push Leeds into 19th place with three games left. Romano gave an update on the search for a new manager.

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“With Leeds, we have to wait until the end of the season. I am sure they are looking for a different manager, a young manager for the future. They have some in mind. I don’t see Allardyce staying, they will do something different.”

Romano: Leeds keen on a young manager as Allardyce replacement

Leeds fans are seemingly happy with Allardyce’s appointment given our precarious position. But, if he is given the reigns on a longer-term basis, then it is unlikely fans will be pleased. Leeds need a long-term plan in their manager.

Bringing in a young, hungry, progressive, attacking manager is key. That is the way Leeds are programmed to play. Whether the club are in the Premier League, or in the Championship, Leeds need stability with their next choice.

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