CBS reporter Ben Jacobs has hinted that Leeds interim coach Michael Skubala will oversee the team till the end of the season.
Skubala was put in charge of the team after Jesse Marsch was dismissed. So far, the 40-year old has been in the dugout for three games. The Whites drew with Man United, before losing to two late goals against the Red Devils at Elland Road.
Leeds narrowly lost their last game against Everton, a run of games that has seemingly impressed the board. The club announced that he would oversee ‘upcoming fixtures’ with no time frame.
Ben Jacobs now says Skubala ‘cannot be ruled out’ from the vacancy: “And we still can’t rule out, by the way, Michael Skubala actually getting the job. And this is the beauty, ultimately, of being in the hot seat temporarily if you like, you have that chance to actually show what you can do.”
“And we’ve seen how effective that was for Gary O’Neil in terms of going on a purple patch as interim and then getting the job permanently.”
“Unfortunately for him, things haven’t quite gone according to plan since, but he was still able to earn that job based on the initial results that he was able to create.”
Leeds are currently in 19th place in the Premier League.