Managerial Vacancies – Who Next For Sunderland, Crystal Palace & Leeds United?
June 14, 2017 (No Comments) by Felipe Wasserstein

With the season’s end of both the Premier League and the Sky Bet Championship there were plenty of managers given the axe and a few who went of their own accord. Three time winner of the Russian Premier League, Leonid Slutsky, recently became the new manager at Hull City after Marco Silva opted for a switch to Watford.

Former Foxes boss, Claudio Ranieri, looked a serious contender for a return to English football, but that move was ruled out after Ligue 1 side, Nantes, announced his appointment this week. So now we look to the remaining clubs who are still trying to fill managerial vacancies and who the most likely candidates are for Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Leeds United.

Sunderland

sunderland

With David Moyes departure after a poor campaign, the following names have been dancing around the media spotlight and are seen to have the highest chances of becoming Sunderland’s next manager.

Derek Mclnnes: He is one of the most prominent candidates. A tactical leader who has been the manager of Aberdeen since 2013.

Aitor Karanka: The Spanish coach is currently high on the list of contenders. He guided Middlesbrough to the last 8 of the FA Cup but was ultimately sacked in March, after he failed to secure a single league win in nearly 3 months, allowing Boro to slip ever closer towards relegation.

Kevin Phillips: He has played more than 200 games in a Sunderland shirt so is definitely one which fans could favour. Phillips has also been gathering experience as a coach at Derby County since 2015, having helped The Rams reach the Championship play-offs in his first season with the club.

Nigel Pearson: Pearson has been considered since 2015. Twice, he has been manager of Leicester and also worked as Derby’s coach in 2016. He’s not coaching anyone at the moment and will be eager to step back into first team duties.

Crystal Palace

crystal-palace

Sam Allardyce took the surprising decision to leave Palace despite a season of good results which included victories over Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal. Now, Crystal Palace will be searching for their eighth manager in seven years. There are three big potential replacements for Allardyce.

Sean Dyche: This looks to be The Eagles main option at the moment. Dyche, who is currently the manager of Burnley, was able to keep his team safe during this Premier League’s season. His side also defeated Palace 2-0 in a match at Selhurst Park in April. Dyche fits the profile of a long-term type of manager similar to Steve Coppell, which may be a deciding factor.

Frank De Boer: At just 47 years of age, De Boer may have all the credentials that Palace are looking for in a new long-term leader. He is considered to be one of the greatest defenders of his generation, a trait that Eagles owners would be very interested in, given they conceded a whopping 63 goals last season. De Boer was dismissed from Inter in November 2016 and his only shortcoming could be a lack of Premier League experience.

Mauricio Pellegrino: The Argentinian is something of a hot commodity after leaving Spanish side Alaves in May 2017. The former centre-back played for Liverpool in 2005 and could be beneficial in keeping assistant coach Sammy Lee in the set up, given their Merseyside connection. A possible weakness on his resume would be that his longest spell in charge of a club to date is just two years at Estudiantes.

Leeds United

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Garry Monk decided to step down from Leeds United and take the reins at Middlesbrough, despite delivering good results during his short one year spell. His guidance almost put Leeds amongst the teams to dispute the Championship Play-Offs this season. But now with Monk out of the picture, Leeds have a list of other coaches on their agenda.

Pep Clotet: Recently, Clotet’s name has been gathering strength as a possible new manager. He’s currently an assistant coach at Leeds and is very popular with the fans.

Aitor Karanka: The only man to feature on our list twice. For good reason, as the Spaniard has links with several of the club’s main names such as Director Ivan Bravo and Sporting Director Victor Orta.  

Alan Pardew: He has coached Crystal Palace and Newcastle United, and has been without a team since December 2016. He led Reading and West ham to the play-offs between 2002-2005. Pardew’s attacking style could be useful to Leeds, though he has been criticised for the irregular nature of his victories and defeats in recent years.

Paul Tisdale: Though the current manager at Exeter City is not very high on the list of candidates, he has been tipped by Sky Sports pundit David Prutton. Prutton outlined that Tisdale has youth on his side and spoke of the positive results which he achieved at Exeter City.

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Managerial Vacancies – Who Next For Sunderland, Crystal Palace & Leeds United?
June 14, 2017 (No Comments) by Felipe Wasserstein

With the season’s end of both the Premier League and the Sky Bet Championship there were plenty of managers given the axe and a few who went of their own accord. Three time winner of the Russian Premier League, Leonid Slutsky, recently became the new manager at Hull City after Marco Silva opted for a switch to Watford.

Former Foxes boss, Claudio Ranieri, looked a serious contender for a return to English football, but that move was ruled out after Ligue 1 side, Nantes, announced his appointment this week. So now we look to the remaining clubs who are still trying to fill managerial vacancies and who the most likely candidates are for Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Leeds United.

Sunderland

sunderland

With David Moyes departure after a poor campaign, the following names have been dancing around the media spotlight and are seen to have the highest chances of becoming Sunderland’s next manager.

Derek Mclnnes: He is one of the most prominent candidates. A tactical leader who has been the manager of Aberdeen since 2013.

Aitor Karanka: The Spanish coach is currently high on the list of contenders. He guided Middlesbrough to the last 8 of the FA Cup but was ultimately sacked in March, after he failed to secure a single league win in nearly 3 months, allowing Boro to slip ever closer towards relegation.

Kevin Phillips: He has played more than 200 games in a Sunderland shirt so is definitely one which fans could favour. Phillips has also been gathering experience as a coach at Derby County since 2015, having helped The Rams reach the Championship play-offs in his first season with the club.

Nigel Pearson: Pearson has been considered since 2015. Twice, he has been manager of Leicester and also worked as Derby’s coach in 2016. He’s not coaching anyone at the moment and will be eager to step back into first team duties.

Crystal Palace

crystal-palace

Sam Allardyce took the surprising decision to leave Palace despite a season of good results which included victories over Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal. Now, Crystal Palace will be searching for their eighth manager in seven years. There are three big potential replacements for Allardyce.

Sean Dyche: This looks to be The Eagles main option at the moment. Dyche, who is currently the manager of Burnley, was able to keep his team safe during this Premier League’s season. His side also defeated Palace 2-0 in a match at Selhurst Park in April. Dyche fits the profile of a long-term type of manager similar to Steve Coppell, which may be a deciding factor.

Frank De Boer: At just 47 years of age, De Boer may have all the credentials that Palace are looking for in a new long-term leader. He is considered to be one of the greatest defenders of his generation, a trait that Eagles owners would be very interested in, given they conceded a whopping 63 goals last season. De Boer was dismissed from Inter in November 2016 and his only shortcoming could be a lack of Premier League experience.

Mauricio Pellegrino: The Argentinian is something of a hot commodity after leaving Spanish side Alaves in May 2017. The former centre-back played for Liverpool in 2005 and could be beneficial in keeping assistant coach Sammy Lee in the set up, given their Merseyside connection. A possible weakness on his resume would be that his longest spell in charge of a club to date is just two years at Estudiantes.

Leeds United

leeds-united

Garry Monk decided to step down from Leeds United and take the reins at Middlesbrough, despite delivering good results during his short one year spell. His guidance almost put Leeds amongst the teams to dispute the Championship Play-Offs this season. But now with Monk out of the picture, Leeds have a list of other coaches on their agenda.

Pep Clotet: Recently, Clotet’s name has been gathering strength as a possible new manager. He’s currently an assistant coach at Leeds and is very popular with the fans.

Aitor Karanka: The only man to feature on our list twice. For good reason, as the Spaniard has links with several of the club’s main names such as Director Ivan Bravo and Sporting Director Victor Orta.  

Alan Pardew: He has coached Crystal Palace and Newcastle United, and has been without a team since December 2016. He led Reading and West ham to the play-offs between 2002-2005. Pardew’s attacking style could be useful to Leeds, though he has been criticised for the irregular nature of his victories and defeats in recent years.

Paul Tisdale: Though the current manager at Exeter City is not very high on the list of candidates, he has been tipped by Sky Sports pundit David Prutton. Prutton outlined that Tisdale has youth on his side and spoke of the positive results which he achieved at Exeter City.

Felipe Wasserstein
Writes about sports and lifestyle. Enjoys anything related to movies, video games and football. Also a massive Juventus supporter.

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