Who Are The Favourites To Replace Jesse Marsch At Leeds United?

We take a look at Betfred’s Next Leeds Manager market to see who is in the frame to take hotseat at Elland Road
09:08, 07 Feb 2023

Leeds United parted ways with manager Jesse Marsch on Monday afternoon after defeat to relegation rivals Nottingham Forest on Sunday condemned them to their 10th Premier League loss of the season. 

Below we take a look at Betfred’s Next Leeds Manager market to see who is in the frame to take the vacant hot seat at Elland Road.  

Carlos Corberan: 5/4

Former Marcelo Bielsa protege Carlos Corberan would certainly be a familiar face to the Elland Road faithful. The current West Bromwich Albion boss was promoted from under-23s manager at Leeds to first team coach by Bielsa, with the Argentine even claiming he valued Corberan's opinion 'more than his own'.

After spells at Huddersfield Town and Olympiacos, the 39-year-old was appointed West Brom head coach in October 2022, where he has undergone an impressive rebuild job, taking the Baggies from second-bottom in the Championship to sixth.

Andoni Iraola: 15/8 

According to reports in The Athletic, current Rayo Vallecano manager Andoni Iraola is very much on Leeds United’s radar. Los Franjirrojos are currently 5th in La Liga, outperforming all expectations. Iraola also played 102 games under Bielsa when at Athletic Bilbao, and is believed to have taken many of his coaching methods on board. This could be a match made in heaven. 

Mauricio Pochettino: 7/1

It wouldn’t be a ‘Next Manager’ list without former Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino making an appearance. The Ligue 1 winner and Champions League finalist would be a popular appointment, but can Leeds lure the Argentine, who has been out of work since last July, back into management with a relegation scrap?


Marcelo Bielsa: 8/1

Unsurprisingly, Leeds’ greatest manager in recent memory is a top contender for the newly vacated position at LS11. While the 67-year-old’s previous tenure was a fairy tale period in the club’s long and storied history, a move back to Yorkshire is reportedly unlikely at this stage, with the club expected to take things in a different direction. 

Marcelo Gallardo: 10/1

More Marcelo magic? Legendary former River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo picked up a treasure trove of silverware in Buenos Aires, including two Copa Libertadores, and would be an intriguing Premier League appointment having been linked with the English top-flight numerous times over the years.

Out of work since October, Gallardo is also believed to be the favourite for the Southampton job should Nathan Jones be shown the door.

Ralph Hasenhuttl: 11/1

Ralph Hasenhuttl was relieved of his duties at Southampton in November, with the Saints languishing in the Premier League relegation zone. While his time at St Mary’s ended in disappointment, the Austrian’s reputation hasn’t been too badly tarnished and, as a student of Gegenpressing, the so-called ‘Alpine Klopp’ could be a breath of fresh air at Elland Road. 


Ange Postecoglou: 11/1 

Kjetil Knutsen: 12/1

Nuno Espirito Santo: 16/1

Steven Gerrard: 16/1 

Ivan Juric: 16/1

Brendan Rodgers: 20/1

William Still: 20/1

Matthias Jaissle: 20/1

Ruben Amorim: 20/1

Peter Bosz: 20/1

Bo Svensson: 20/1 

Rafa Benitez: 25/1

Andrea Pirlo: 25/1

Michael Carrick: 25/1

Ernesto Valverde: 25/1

Domenico Tedesco: 25/1

Xabi Alonso: 28/1

Scott Parker: 33/1

Paul Heckingbottom: 33/1

Giovanni Van Bronckhorst: 33/1

Chris Wilder: 33/1

Frank Lampard: 50/1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 66/1

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