Leeds on Tuesday introduced the appointment of former Watford boss Javi Gracia as the brand new supervisor of the relegation-threatened Premier League membership.
The Spaniard, who led the Hornets to the 2019 FA Cup remaining, has signed what Leeds described as a “versatile” contract to switch Jesse Marsch, who was sacked on February 6.
Leeds had been hoping to make a swift announcement, however missed out on a number of prime targets.
“Leeds United are delighted to announce the membership have agreed phrases with Javi Gracia to change into males’s first workforce head coach, topic to acquiring a piece allow,” the membership stated in an announcement.
“The skilled 52-year-old has agreed a versatile contract at Elland Road.”
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Things haven’t been going effectively for Leeds.Source: Getty Images
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Leeds dismissed Marsch following a 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest. Under-21s supervisor Michael Skubala has been in interim cost since though membership proprietor Andrea Radrizzani initially promised a fast appointment.
They final gained a match within the Premier League on November 5 and are nineteenth within the desk, only one level above backside membership Southampton, whom they host on Saturday.
Gracia took Watford to the FA Cup remaining in 2019, which they misplaced 6-0 to Manchester City, however was sacked early the next season after a poor begin to the Premier League marketing campaign.
He has since managed Valencia and Al Saad in Qatar.
The hunt for Marsch’s substitute had met with a number of setbacks. Talks with former Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder broke down, Rayo Vallecano blocked a transfer for Andoni Iraola and Arne Slot opted to remain at Feyenoord after he was approached.
Carlos Corberan, who beforehand labored underneath Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds, signed a brand new contract with West Brom, whereas it was reported in Argentina that former River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo dominated himself out of the working.
Leeds United’s German defender Robin Koch reacts to their newest defeat to Everton.Source: AFP
Leeds, two factors from security, are with out a win of their previous 10 league matches.
The membership, who gained the English prime flight in 1992, had been relegated from the Premier League in 2004 and didn’t return till 2020.
This is their second successive relegation battle, solely preserving their elite standing on the ultimate day of the marketing campaign final season.
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