Leeds United have taken evasive action as they desperately look to avoid relegation from the Premier League for the first time since the 2003/04 season.
The Elland Road club have dismissed both Javi Gracia and Director of Football Victor Orta and looks set to appoint ex-Bolton and West Ham manager Sam Allardyce for their final four matches of the 2022/23 campaign.
Allardyce, who has been the star of the No Tippy Tappy Football podcast will face a tough task, with the Whites facing Manchester City (A), Newcastle United (H), West Ham United (A) and Tottenham Hotspur (H) in their four remaining fixtures, while currently sitting level on points with 18th placed Nottingham Forest, and one point above 19th in the table, Everton.
This season has been one of many calamities for Leeds, having started the campaign off under Jesse Marsch, while signing a series of underperforming Red Bull-related players, before sacking the American and replacing him with Javi Gracia while Michael Skubala took charge in between these spells on an Interim Basis, earning a shock 2-2 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Marsch’s win percentage at Leeds was 29.73% after winning 11 of his 37 matches in charge, while Gracia somehow finished with a worse record, winning three in 12, equating to a 25% win percentage.
According to football predictions website FiveThirtyEight, there is a 56% chance that they will be relegated, while also being predicted to finish in 18th, one point shy of Forest, with the City Ground club having more favourable fixtures.