Ange Postecoglou would have no interest in replacing Jesse Marsch at Leeds United because of the draw of Champions League football next season – and the prospect of hefty compensation would scare the Yorkshire side off making a bid for him anyway.
That it is the view of talkSPORT chief football report Alex Crook who was quizzed by Ally McCoist on the breakfast radio show on the possibility of Postecoglou being on the Elland Road club’s radar following the dismissal of their American boss.
Crook says Postecoglou – who has ex-Leeds United man Harry Kewell on his coaching staff – has been attracting interest from clubs around the lower reaches of the English Premier League this season. While discussing the next move for Leeds, McCoist asked: “Would big Ange Postecoglou come into Leeds thoughts because he’s doing very well up at at Celtic and must be attracting a bit of interest?”
Crook said: “He’s certainly attracted interest from clubs in and around Leeds down at the bottom of the table this season and the vibe I’m getting is that he doesn’t want to leave Celtic. Would it be a step up? He’s done a great job there, Champions League football next season would be a big draw for him I would imagine. He would be a difficult one to get out of Celtic and he’d cost a few quid as well in compensation.
“I heard a Leeds fan talking about Mauricio Pochettino but there’s absolutely no chance of him taking this job. Carlos Corberan was the name mentioned to me when I reported on Jesse Marsch’s departure.
“He’s got history with the football club, he was part of Marcelo Bielsa’s backroom team. He’s had a great start at West Brom but they aren’t the most stable financially so he’d maybe see this as a decent opportunity move on. The other name mentioned was Andoni Iraola who is at Rayo Vallecano in Spain so that’s a possibility but Corberan is the frontrunner at the moment.”
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