Leeds United Confirm Departure of Sam Allardyce after Premier League Relegation
After a disappointing season that saw Leeds United relegated to the Championship, the club has officially announced the departure of interim manager Sam Allardyce. Allardyce, who took over for the final four matches of the season, was unable to steer the team clear of relegation.
As a result, the hunt for a new manager is underway, and according to Bet 365, Steven Gerrard is the early favorite to fill the vacant position at odds of 5/2. Gerrard, the former manager of Rangers and Aston Villa, has been without a club since his departure from Villa Park in October 2022.
Following closely behind Gerrard is Carlos Corberan, Marcelo Bielsa’s former assistant, and the manager who led Huddersfield Town to the play-offs in the 2021/22 season, with odds of 10/3. Brendan Rodgers, the former Leicester City boss, is considered an outsider with odds of 5/1 to take over at Elland Road.
The club has revealed that an announcement regarding the next head coach will be made “in the coming weeks.” However, the decision comes at a time of uncertainty surrounding the club’s ownership, as Andrea Radrizzani remains the majority shareholder despite his interest in Italian side Sampdoria and ongoing discussions with 49ers Enterprises regarding a potential takeover of Leeds United.
With the future of the club’s ownership still up in the air, Leeds United will be keen to appoint a new manager who can help guide them back to the Premier League as they seek to bounce back from their relegation disappointment.