David Prutton shares when he believes Leeds will have a new manager
By Harvey Byrne
Former midfielder David Prutton has told that he believes Leeds will have a new manager “this time next week” whether officially announced or not.
The Yorkshire giants have been on the lookout for a new boss following the departure of last summer appointment Garry Monk.
It has forced new owner Andrea Radrizzani to show his credentials immediately and he will be looking to get the next appointment right, as it will mark the club’s seventh manager in just three years.
A lot of names have been thrown around for the famous job and while there has not yet been any development on who it could be Prutton believes Leeds will have their man in place by next week with the clock ticking down to pre-season training.
“Something tells me that by this time next week we’ll have a new manager at Leeds United. Or if not an official appointment, as near as dammit to Garry Monk’s replacement,” wrote Prutton in his column for the Yorkshire Evening Post.
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“The clock’s ticking and we’re starting to get close to some key dates now. Pre-season starts in a fortnight’s time and that has to be seen as a fairly firm deadline for Leeds. The right choice is better than the quick choice, we all know that, but the last week of June isn’t exactly the start of summer in the football calendar.”
Names such as former Newcastle and West Ham manager Alan Pardew have been thrown into the mix for the Leeds job, while even on Thursday the Daily Mail reported that Bolton boss Phil Parkinson was being eyed.
However, Radrizzani will know that he has to hire the right guy as fans won’t accept a mid-table finish this time around after coming so close to the play-offs under Monk in the last campaign.
In other Leeds news, Radrizzani initially identified this Premier League manager for Whites job.