Leeds United could consider an approach for Graham Potter if they manage to pull off a miracle and remain in the Premier League this season, while Brendan Rodgers may be a candidate if they are relegated.
That is according to a report from The Athletic, which does a deep dive into what relegation may mean at various levels of the football club.
Of course, it does now appear that Leeds will be playing in the Championship next term. Leeds must now better the results of both Leicester and Everton on the final day of the season to stand any chance of staying up. And even that may not be enough, depending on goal difference.
Potter and Rodgers on Leeds radar
The final day against Tottenham looks set to be Sam Allardyce’s final game in charge. Whatever happens, the club need to act swiftly to appoint their next manager ahead of a massive summer at Elland Road.
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And The Athletic has put forward a couple of the names for the roles. According to Phil Hay, Leeds would like someone like Graham Potter if they manage another great escape.
Meanwhile, someone like Brendan Rodgers would be a possible candidate if Leeds go down. At the very least, Leeds would like that sort of coach.
Obviously, no manager is likely to completely unite a fanbase as big as Leeds’. But this feels like a step in the right direction for the club.
Sunday should have been a day where supporters unleashed all kinds of fury as Leeds simply folded. Instead however, the feeling was largely one of apathy.
There will be no great joy towards these particular players if they manage to keep the side up on the final day. A massive clear-out is required whatever happens.
And both Potter and Rodgers have experience of building projects. Rodgers, in particular, is something of a divisive character. But he has done well in a number of his jobs.
And if he is open to managing Leeds in the Championship, the Whites should jump at the opportunity.
Similarly, Potter was sacked by a Premier League rival this season. But he is clearly a very good coach. So if Leeds can convince him to come in, it is a no-brainer.