The Leeds United board is considering sacking Spanish manager Javi Gracia after yesterday’s 4-1 humiliating defeat at Bournemouth.
The 52-year-old only joined the club in February but it is believed that faith in the Spaniard is already waning thin from the Leeds hierarchy, according to the Daily Telegraph’s John Percy, with the club’s Premier League survival hopes hanging by a thread with only four matches left to play after picking up only one point from a possible 15 in the league.
Leeds are considering the future of head coach Javi Gracia after the 4-1 defeat at Bournemouth. Gracia's future in doubt with four games remaining. Board in talks over possibility of making another change #lufc https://t.co/DkF2DIO8XF
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) May 1, 2023
Leeds United news: Javi Gracia close to being sacked
On 4 April, Leeds’s 2-1 win against Nottingham Forest took them up to 13th in the Premier League. However, after conceding 18 goals in their last five fixtures, the Whites are now just one point above the relegation zone, and with their next two games coming up against top-of-the-table Manchester City and Champions League-chasing Newcastle United, Leeds are now favorites with some bookmakers to be relegated to the Championship in their third season back in the Premier League.
Gracia replaced American Jesse Marsch in the Elland Road hot seat and guided former club Watford to an FA Cup final back in 2019 for the first time in 35 years before being sacked in September of the same year.