June 6, 2023


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Leeds appoint Allardyce to replace sacked Gracia

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Leeds United have confirmed that Sam Allardyce has become their new manager, replacing Javi Gracia in the dugout with immediate effect.

The Whites are currently out of the Premier League relegation zone on goal difference only with just four games remaining.

Gracia had been brought in to steady the ship following Jesse Marsch’s dismissal, but the Spaniard won just three of his 12 games in charge at Elland Road and has now been given his marching orders.

Leeds have now announced their move to bring in relegation-battling specialist Allardyce, who has been out of work since leaving West Brom in 2021 after failing to save them from the drop.

A club statement on the news reads: “Leeds United can confirm Javi Gracia will leave the club after 12 games in charge. Zigor Aranalde, Mikel Antia and Juan Solla, who joined alongside Gracia, will also leave the club.

“We thank Javi and his team for their efforts under difficult circumstances.

“The remaining four games of the season will be overseen by experienced head coach Sam Allardyce. Allardyce will be assisted by former MK Dons, Charlton Athletic and Oxford United manager Karl Robinson.

“His first game in charge of the Whites will be Saturday’s Premier League away trip at Manchester City.”

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