Sam Allardyce has now agreed to become Leeds United manager and will start on Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s trip to Manchester City.
That is according to the Daily Mail, who report that Javi Gracia is set to leave the Whites, alongside Victor Orta who will also depart.
The change comes after another embarrassing result for the club at the weekend. The fans could not hide their frustration after watching the side capitulate to another defeat.
Allardyce to start working with Leeds on Wednesday
It did appear that the end was nigh for Gracia on that occasion. But what was not clear was who would take over.
Fans would have probably mentioned Sam Allardyce as a joke candidate. It has been nearly two years since Allardyce was a manager. And that was at West Brom, where the Baggies failed to keep themselves up.
But it seems that Allardyce is indeed going to be the next manager of Leeds United.
According to the Daily Mail, the 68-year-old will start on Wednesday and will be in charge for the clash at the Etihad Stadium this weekend.
Most Leeds fans are probably lost for words over what is happening at Elland Road right now. The search for Jesse Marsch’s successor was farcical with Gracia ultimately getting the job having seemingly been nowhere near the frame initially.
Allardyce may ultimately keep Leeds up. As things stand, the Whites are outside the bottom three. And it is not out of the realms of possibility that they could pick up some points in the final games.
But how has it come to this? Leeds were a top-half side in Marcelo Bielsa’s first season in the Premier League, playing some of the best football in the division.
Now, little more than 14 months later, we are preparing for the Big Sam era.