Leeds United’s season has taken another disastrous turn as the club is reportedly considering the future of manager Javi Gracia, according to The Telegraph.
The Spaniard could become the 15th coaching departure of the Premier League season. He’ll be the second at Leeds this term.
There are talks ongoing to end Gracia’s brief tenure at the club.
Leeds are in a state of freefall, having lost four games out of their last five under Gracia. They have conceded a staggering 18 goals in the process.
The latest setback came in a 4-1 defeat to Bournemouth on Sunday. The loss leaves the club perilously close to the relegation zone, just one point above safety.
The players have added to the drama, with a video emerged of them ignoring fans outside the team’s hotel as they left the building.
They released a statement acknowledging their mistake. All is not well at the club, and something needs to change as the mood is dire.
The Leeds United Supporters Advisory Board has already issued a statement of no confidence in the manager and the board.
The board has a tough decision to make. One option is to sack Gracia and make a short-term appointment to try and spark a late revival.
Another possibility is to reinstall Michael Skubala as interim coach. Skubala was the caretaker manager after Jesse Marsch’s exit in February. The players and the board respect him.
Leeds face a daunting end to the season, with games against Manchester City, Newcastle United, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur left.
Gracia may not be in charge for the final stretch. Something needs to change if Leeds are to salvage their season and avoid the drop. It will likely be the manager.
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