David Prutton suggests more obscure candidate Leeds should consider during manager search

David Prutton  - Leeds United

Leeds United are still searching for their new manager following Garry Monk's fairly recent departure from Elland Road.

David Prutton  - Leeds UnitedFormer Leeds midfielder David Prutton

Former Leeds midfielder David Prutton has tipped Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale as a potential candidate that the Whites should consider if they want to take more of a gamble on a less established name at the higher levels, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

Leeds are still searching for their new manager following Garry Monk's surprise departure shortly after Andrea Radrizzani completed his full takeover of the club. 

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United are still looking for Garry Monk's successor

And while a number of managers who boast either Premier League or Championship experience have been touted as potential replacements for Monk amongst the supporters, Prutton suggested that the Grecians boss is a name who should be considered if the Peacocks want to take a chance.

“I’m trying to think lower down the list with regards to maybe someone a bit younger and a bit left field and what people have done," he said, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“I hear very good things about Paul Tisdale.

Exeter City manager Paul TisdaleExeter City manager Paul Tisdale

“He works in a structure, he has got a lot of control at the club that he is at and, while I know he has done that at Exeter City, if you are looking for someone young and hungry and from a coaching standard of a very high calibre ...”

It seems odd describing Tisdale as a less established name given that he has been in charge of Exeter for over a decade and is the second-longest serving manager in the top four divisions in English football behind Arsene Wenger.

The 44-year-old has guided Exeter out of the Conference and up to League One during his time at St James Park, nearly guiding them back to the third tier once again this past season as they reached the play-off final only to be beaten by Blackpool.

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

His lack of experience in the Championship may see Tisdale need time to adapt - especially as he may be so used to how things are done at Exeter - but it could definitely be argued that he deserves a chance at a higher level. 

But with Leeds coming so close to the top six this past season, Radrizzani would certainly be a brave man to consider Prutton's suggestion as the supporters may well be expecting someone who has proven themselves further up the pyramid. 

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