Next Leeds Manager Odds: Who are the three leading contenders to replace Jesse Marsch at Leeds?
Hit with what was a costly 1-0 loss away at Nottingham Forest on February 5th, that result was enough to cost Jesse Marsch his job at Elland Road.
While the one-time RB Leipzig boss might have just about dragged Leeds to Premier League safety last season, the Whites once again find themselves at the heart of another relegation scrap.
Failing to offer Leeds any kind of stability on either side of the World Cup break, Marsch was removed from his position in the Elland Road dugout after less than a year in charge.
Leeds currently sit 17th in the Premier League table – above the relegation zone only on goal difference – and last won a top-flight contest way back on November 5th.
With the Leeds hierarchy now looking to appoint someone who can come in and hit the ground running, we have taken a look at the leading contenders to replace Marsch in Yorkshire.
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Arne Slot: Evens
Andoni Iraola: 6/4
Nuno Espirito Santo: 7/2
Carlos Corberan: 12/1
Marcello Gallardo: 14/1
Steven Gerrard: 16/1
Ralph Hasenhuttl: 20/1
Ange Postecoglou: 20/1
Marcelo Bielsa: 25/1
— Betfair (@Betfair) February 8, 2023
Arne Slot – Feyenoord
While it might have been West Brom boss Carlos Corberan who found himself tipped as the leading contender immediately following Marsch’s departure, it appears that Leeds have a new number-one choice at the top of their list.
With it announced on Tuesday evening that Corberan had put pen to paper on a new deal with the Championship outfit, it is Arne Slot who now finds himself sat in pole position to take up the hot seat in Yorkshire.
Skyrocketing his way up the bookmakers’ odds for next Leeds manager odds, the Feyenoord manager has received a string of plaudits from across Holland this season after firing De Stadionclub to the top of the Eredivisie table.
Suffering just a single domestic defeat on either side of the World Cup break, Slot has also seen his side gain a reputation for their energetic approach – something Leeds fans famously enjoy.
Likewise, guiding the Dutch giants to the knockout stage of this season’s Europa League, Slot could prove to be an exciting choice for the Premier League strugglers.
Arne Slot to be appointed new Leeds manager – Best Odds: 5/2 with Bet Victor.
Andoni Iraola – Rayo Vallecano
While some fans around Elland Road might be keen on their board appointing someone with Premier League experience on their CV, it appears that the Leeds hierarchy are focused on going in a different direction once again.
Although it might be Slot who currently stands as the odds-on favourite to claim the hot seat in Yorkshire, Andoni Iraola is another leading contender on the potential list to replace Marsch on a full-time basis.
Impressing almost everyone across Spain this season and clearly enjoying life at Rayo Vallecano, Iraola has guided Los Franjirrojos to fifth place in the La Liga table and the Madrid-based outfit are now dreaming of a famous European spot.
Remarkably sat just three points adrift of former La Liga champions Atletico Madrid and breaking into the top-four, it has been suggested that Iraola has a host of admirers from across the continent.
Previously working under former Leeds boss and Elland Road icon Marcelo Bielsa, the 40-year-old tactician also has a similar philosophy to one of Yorkshire’s most famous figures.
Andoni Iraola to be appointed new Leeds manager – Best Odds: 7/4 with bet365.
Ange Postecoglou – Celtic
While it might be both Slot and Iraola who are clearly leading the chase to replace Marsch this month, Ange Postecoglou is another notable option who could be on Leeds’ shortlist for their manager to replace Jesse Marsch.
Taking charge at Celtic back in June 2021, the one-time Brisbane Roar boss has taken Scottish football by storm and has certainly led the Hoops on yet another domestic sweep.
Reclaiming their Premiership crown in some style last season as they breezed past Old Firm rivals Rangers, Postecoglou also finds his side sat firmly in pole position to defend their title in 2023.
Building a real reputation for himself after spending time in both Australia and Japan, Postecoglou is well renowned for his all-out attacking approach and offers a hugely exciting brand of football.
On paper ticking many of the boxed that Leeds would be looking for, Postecoglou would undoubtedly be keen on the opportunity to take charge at a Premier League club.
Although Celtic might be desperate to tie their influential boss down to a new deal in Glasgow, Leeds could be looking to test their resolve.
Ange Postecoglou to be appointed new Leeds manager – Best Odds: 25/1 with William Hill.
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