Prutton: Leeds will want 'a name' as their next manager
By Derek Smithson
David Prutton believes that Leeds will appoint a “name” as their new manager for next season.
The Whites are on the lookout for a new boss to take charge at Elland Road following Garry Monk’s resignation in May.
Owner Andrea Radrizzani is desperate to get the Yorkshire club back in the Premier League and needs someone to build on their seventh-placed finish in the Championship from last season.
Ex-Leeds midfielder Prutton believes that his former side will appoint a big name manager for next season, despite hinting that rivals Huddersfield are a good formula to follow after David Wagner took them to the top flight last season.
“You can’t see Leeds moving away from someone who you would call a name,” Prutton told the Yorkshire Evening Post. “What’s brought it into such finite focus is Huddersfield as what they have done is phenomenal.
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“And the fact that they are barely half an hour down the road, I’m sure sticks in the craw at Leeds. They will look at them and maybe that will give owners and directors food for thought.”
Leeds have had several managers in such a short space of time, something they became used to under former owner Massimo Cellino.
Monk, Steve Evans, Uwe Rosler, Neil Redfearn, Darko Milanic, Dave Hockaday and Brian McDermott have all managed the Whites during the last three years.
The club’s fans will now be hoping for some stability, but are no closer to finding out who will be at the helm next season.
A new manager will inherit a strong squad that did compete for promotion last season which has star players such as Chris Wood and Pontus Jansson.
In other Leeds news, Radrizzani has delivered a Twitter update on the club’s search for a manager.