Leeds United have fired Spanish manager Javi Gracia and replaced him with former England manager Sam Allardyce, according to their official club website.
The 68-year-old has been without a job since leaving West Bromwich Albion in 2021 after the Baggies’ relegation, the first top-flight relegation of Allardyce’s long career which has seen him manage eight different Premier League clubs.
Leeds United latest news: Journeyman manager Allardyce to take Elland Road hot seat
Allardyce will have his work cut out if he is to keep the Whites in the top flight however with only four games left in the season remaining, starting this Saturday with a daunting trip to the champions to face Manchester City.
The former England manager has previously worked together with Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear at West Ham United and has gained a reputation for being able to keep struggling sides in the Premier League during short spells at Sunderland, Everton, and Crystal Palace.
As for Gracia, he will become the second man to lose his job at Elland Road today following the sacking of the Director of Football and the man who appointed him, Victor Orta.