Next Leeds United manager - the contenders

Carlos Corberan is a top target
Carlos Corberan is a top target / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

After chalking up a win percentage of just 29.73%, Jesse Marsch has lost his job at Leeds United.

The club, despite spending in the excess of £100m on new players of the last six months, find themselves sitting just above the Premier League relegation spots on goal difference, having endured a horrid Christmas period under the guidance of Marsch.

Now it's time for someone else to take the reins at the club, and we've assessed the candidates.

Carlos Corberan

Carlos Corberan
Carlos Corberan / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Clubs managed: Doxa Katokopias, Ermis Aradippou, Huddersfield Town, Olympiacos, West Brom (current)

90min understands that West Brom manager Carlos Corberan is the current frontrunner for the job at Elland Road as he is a favourite of sporting director Victor Orta's.

Corberan makes sense on paper. He took Huddersfield Town to last season's Championship play-off final before a short stint at Olympiacos, and has led West Brom from relegation trouble to the play-offs after succeeding Steve Bruce at The Hawthorns.

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino is unemployed at present / John Berry/GettyImages

Clubs managed: Espanyol, Southampton, Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain

Is this a pipe dream? Probably if we're being honest.

But let's enjoy the thought of Leeds appointing Poch anyways.

The former Tottenham boss has a point to prove after a rather disappointing spell at Paris Saint-Germain and a reclamation project at Leeds United - a club who have and will spend money - could be the perfect place for Poch to remind everyone just how good a manger he really is. It probably won't be, but feel free to dream, Leeds fans.

Marcelo Bielsa

Marcelo Bielsa
Marcelo Bielsa was Jesse Marsch's predecessor / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Clubs managed: Newell's Old Boys, Atlas, America, Velez Sarsfield, Espanyol, Argentina, Chile, Athletic Bilbao, Marseille, Lazio, Lille, Leeds United

Back again.

Bielsa enjoyed what many consider to be a career-defining spell at Leeds, bringing the Whites back up to the Premier League while playing breathtaking football.

It did all unravel eventually, but we doubt Leeds fans will be disappointed if he returns.

Marcelo Gallardo

Marcelo Gallardo
Marcelo Gallardo in charge of River Plate / Marcelo Endelli/GettyImages

Clubs managed: Nacional, River Plate

Yep, another Argentine manager. And another bloody good one too.

Gallardo was the River Plate manager for the best part of a decade, winning basically everything he can possibly win at the club twice over before walking away at the end of 2022.

It is probably time for a venture over to Europe to test himself, but it's hard to imagine that Leeds United would be the club he's been waiting to move to (no offence Leeds).

Ange Postecoglou

Angelos Postecoglou
Ange Postecoglou is dominating with Celtic / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Clubs managed: South Melbourne, Panachaiki, Whittlesea Zebras, Brisbane Roar, Melbourne Victory, Australia, Yokohama F. Marinos, Celtic (current)

Every single time a team in the bottom half of the Premier League table sack their manager, Ange Postecoglou is inevitably linked.

Ange has worked wonders at Celtic in the last 18 months, making them one of the most exciting teams to watch in the UK and winning the league title in the process.

In a lot of ways this move makes quite a lot of sense, as his style of play will no doubt be appreciated by the Leeds faithful and there's plenty of good players in the squad that he could get the best out of, but it's unlikely to happen at this point in the season.

Nuno Espirito Santo

Nuno Espírito Santo
Nuno Espírito Santo has managed Wolves and Tottenham / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Clubs managed: Rio Ave, Valencia, Porto, Wolves, Tottenham, Al Ittihad (current)

Nuno Espirito Santo's name always seems to be in the mix for jobs.

After helping to establish Wolves as a genuine top flight force, Nuno took the plunge and joined Tottenham in the summer of 2021. His spell in north London was anything but successful, though, and ended after just 15 games.

Nevertheless, he has plenty of experience in English football and can draw on the memories of winning the Championship title and reaching Europe with Wolves. Not bad going for a manager known for stabilising things at the back.