Angus Kinnear has written in Sunday’s programme notes – as posted on Twitter by Radio Leeds reporter Adam Pope – that Leeds are “well advanced” in their process to appoint a new manager. Alfred Schreuder is the new favourite.

The club, in the last week, have been turned down by a whole handful of managers. Andoni Iraola, Ange Postecoglou, Marcelo Gallardo, Carlos Corberan and Arne Slot were all linked with Leeds. But they, or their club, rejected a move.

Now, iNews say that Leeds are closing on Schreuder. The 50-year-old is out of work after leaving Ajax at the end of January. The Dutch gaffer excelled in his short stint at Club Brugge, where he worked with talent Charles De Ketelaere.

He earned a move to Ajax in the summer, returning to a club where he had previously worked as an assistant manager. But now, out of work, Leeds are close to bringing him in. Talks were ongoing on Sunday, and he was at Elland Road.

Pope posted a picture of Kinnear’s programme notes ahead of Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester United. Kinnear, our Chief Executive, reports that Leeds are actually “well advanced” to appointing a successor to manager Jesse Marsch.

Kinnear: Leeds well advanced in process to appoint new manager

The Leeds board have come in for some criticism of late. The constant rejection, owner Andrea Radrizzani constantly taking to Twitter to reassure fans – only for his reassurances to fall flat on their face. Leeds are in a perilous state.

To sack Marsch, was the right decision. But why did they do it without any prior planning? Perhaps, the plan was to approach the likes of Corberan or Iraola – only for both, and others, to reject a move. Schreuder is like the next best.

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