Leeds United have finally appointed a new manager with former Watford manager Javi Gracia arriving through the doors at Elland Road.
Leeds had been without a manager for two weeks since Jesse Marsch was relieved of his duties after a 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest on February 5th.
Since the American’s departure, assistant coach Michael Skubala had been in charge, playing three games, losing two and drawing one.
Now the club and its fans can finally relax with Gracia through the door, the Spaniard signing a flexible contract with the Whites.
📰 #LUFC is delighted to announce the club have agreed terms with Javi Gracia to become head coach, subject to obtaining a work permit
— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 21, 2023
It marks the end of the club’s tedious managerial search, having been turned down by Feyenoord’s Arne Slot, West Brom’s Carlos Corberan and Rayo Vallecano coach Andoni Iraola.
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Gracia arrives back in management for the first time since June last year, when he departed Qatari side Al Saad after just under a year in the Middle East.
Gracia’s first match in charge will be against fellow relegation-threatened side Southampton at Elland Road on Saturday.