Leeds United look as good as relegated going into the final weekend of fixtures but if the Whites do manage to pull off a miracle and stay in the Premier League, then they could pursue Graham Potter – who impressed Jesse Marsch.
The Athletic state that Sam Allardyce will be replaced and if the Whites remain in the Premier League, Potter could be approached. A manager that sparkled as Brighton gaffer, and was given a near-impossible task as Chelsea boss.
Potter actually managed Leeds Carnegie for three years – who play at level 9 in the English footballing pyramid. The 48-year-old has worked wonders in the first decade of his managerial career. His work at Brighton was excellent.
But he was plucked from Brighton and given the chance to manage Chelsea. Ending a project that could have seen Potter spearhead the Seagulls’ push for Europe – but instead, it sees Italian boss Roberto De Zerbi shine in charge.
Potter, though, is a wonderful manager and Brighton’s success should be partly contributed to him – as well as De Zerbi. While Leeds do look as though we will be relegated, Potter would be a top appointment and Marsch is a fan.
“We really respect Brighton. They have obviously had a great season last year, they have made some good additions and they have a wonderful manager. They have had a good start to the season,” Marsch said, as per Sussex Live.
Leeds could pursue Graham Potter, manager impressed Jesse Marsch
If Leeds can strike a deal to bring in Potter then it would be a fantastic appointment, but only if Potter is given the time and space – and cash – to develop Leeds in the same way he did at Brighton. The Seagulls are the example.
But Potter will fancy himself as above the Championship so Premier League survival is key. It is unlikely Leeds go for Potter if the club do go down – or that Potter would be tempted. So, it depends this weekend. But Marsch is a fan.