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Leeds United eye up Arne Slot for managerial vacancy

Leeds United are considering Feyenoord’s Arne Slot for the vacant managerial position at Elland Road, reports The Telegraph.

Leeds are searching for a new manager following the dismissal of Jesse Marsch earlier this week. The American took over from the ever-popular Marcelo Bielsa just under a year ago and guided them to survival in his first season.

However, he has been unable to push on from this term. The Yorkshire club have won just four league games all season and none in their last seven.

Marsch was sacked after this weekend’s 1-0 away defeat to Nottingham Forest. This left them in 17th place, outside the relegation zone on goal difference alone.

Leeds will be eager to appoint a new manager as soon as possible. West Bromwich Albion boss Carlos Corberan was a known target, but he has since signed a new contract with the Baggies.

According to The Telegraph, Leeds have now identified Feyenoord manager Arne Slot as Marsch’s possible successor.

The Dutchman took charge of Feyenoord at the beginning of last season. In his debut campaign, he took them to third place in the Eredivisie while also reaching the final of the Europa Conference League.

This year, they look to be on course for their first league title in over five years. They sit top of the league, having lost just one of their opening 20 outings.

They also remain competitive in Europe, having finished top of their Europa League group.

However, Slot is not the only man on Leeds’ radar. Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou has been linked, along with Rayo Vallecano boss Andoni Iraola.

The three-time English champions face Manchester United twice this week before a trip to Goodison Park to play relegation rivals Everton.

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