Should Leeds United consider Oscar Garcia as potential new manager?

Elland Road pitchside

The Spaniard is all set to depart Red Bull Salzburg, according to reports.

This week it has been reported that Red Bull Salzburg head coach Oscar Garcia is interesting Aston Villa.

Spanish publication Sport is suggesting that Garcia, currently head coach at Red Bull Salzburg in Austria, is wanted by Aston Villa and three other unnamed Championship clubs as well as teams from Turkey and Greece. He is said to be considering his future with the club.

So should Leeds United be one of these Championship clubs?

Steve Evans, for all the good he has done at Leeds, looks set to be on his way this summer as Massimo Cellino eyes up another change of managers.

The club have been linked with plenty of managers in the past week or so, ever since Evans sounded downbeat about his future after Leeds’ final game of the season against Preston North End.

Garcia has Championship experience. The Spaniard guided Brighton to the play-off semi-finals, but resigned after going out to Derby County.

He returned to the Championship in September 2014 with Watford but, after a health scare, Garcia needed time to rest and was unfortunately replaced after just two weeks.

But in that one season with Brighton Garcia proved himself capable at Championship level and he would be used to the management structure Cellino would want at the club.

In Austria he has guided Salzburg to the Austrian Bundesliga title and cup final this season – so a potential domestic double is on the cards.

Leeds could be on to a winner if they bring in Garcia and, if they did, perhaps he could go one better at Elland Road than he did at Brighton.

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