Leeds could get Allardyce for final four games as fans say they’ve ‘sunk so low’
Sam Allardyce could make a dramatic return to management by taking charge of Leeds United for the final four games of the season.
Current Leeds head coach Javi Gracia is on course to be sacked just two months after being brought in as Jesse Marsch’s successor. The Spaniard suffered a 4-1 defeat to Bournemouth on Sunday which encapsulated his side’s horrendous form of late.
With Leicester City’s 2-2 draw with Everton leaving Leeds 17th in the Premier League and staring relegation in the face, Gracia's time at Elland Road appears to be at an end.
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In pole position to land the job is 68-year-old Allardyce. The Englishman has been out of management for almost two years, with his last role being at West Bromwich Albion.
‘Big Sam’ accepted the monumental task of attempting to rescue the Baggies from relegation during the 2020/21 season but was unable to do so. That is not believed to have deterred Leeds’ pursuit of the man who was England manager for just two months.
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Allardyce and Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear know each other from their time at West Ham. During his time as Hammers boss, Allardyce secured promotion from the Championship before finishing 10th, 13th and 12th in respective seasons.
The Athletic reports Gracia remains Leeds manager ahead of Tuesday’s training session, but that the board have already begun to consider their next move.
Yet Leeds fans appear to be underwhelmed regarding his replacement, with one disgruntled supporter tweeting: "I can't believe the club would appoint Sam Allardyce we have sunk that low."
Another wrote: "Wow. How we have fallen in such a short space of time," while a third added: "NO NO NO PLEASE NO!"
Director of football Victor Orta's future at the club is also reportedly under threat due to the club finding themselves in a relegation dogfight for a second consecutive season.
Leeds face a big test against leaders Manchester City next, before having to play third-placed Newcastle, West Ham away and then finish the campaign with a visit from Tottenham.
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