Javi Gracia 'SACKED by Leeds' as club stare relegation in the face with 'Sam Allardyce agreeing terms to replace him' | The Sun

LEEDS UNITED "have sacked Javi Gracia" after just 11 matches in charge and are set to hire Sam Allardyce to try and save them.

The Spaniard replaced Jesse Marsch in the dug-out in February but he has won just three of his 11 matches in charge.

Sunday’s 4-1 defeat at Bournemouth was the club’s five-straight loss and only goal difference separates them from 18th-placed Nottingham Forest.

Now owner Andrea Radrizzani, who told a fan that he is “responsible for this s***” after Leeds suffered a fifth-straight defeat, has pulled the trigger with just four games left to save their Premier League status.

That's according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, who tweeted: “Sam Allardyce will be appointed as new Leeds United coach until the end of current season, confirmed.

Javi Gracia will be sacked in the next hours as expected. Club director Victor Orta also set to part ways with the club.”


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The Bournemouth defeat meant Leeds, whose players have also been slammed for ignoring fans at the team hotel, conceded an astonishing 23 GOALS in seven games in April — the most in a single month in Premier League history. 

Fed-up supporters are fearing the worst with games against title-chasing Manchester City, high-flying Newcastle, a trip to West Ham and then sixth-placed Tottenham to come.

Angry fans were heard chanting “you’re not fit to wear to the shirt” to Gracia and the team as they crumbled on the South Coast.

We revealed last night that Allarduce was a shock candidate to take over.

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Relegation specialist Big Sam, 68, has been out of management for two years after last working at West Brom.

The former England boss has worked for several Premier League clubs over an illustrious career, including Bolton and West Ham, and has a reputation for swooping in to save clubs from the drop.

Although his last rescue attempt, when he arrived at West Brom midway through the 2020-21 season saw the club relegated to the Championship.

Leeds butchered the search for a new boss after sacking Marsch in February, eventually landing on fifth-choice Gracia.

The Spaniard started well but has been a rabbit in headlights since the walls started caving in.

Leeds have let in a league-high 28 goals in 11 games since he took over, while tactics and selections have baffled supporters.

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