Leeds United are keen to make Blackburn Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson their next manager this summer, according to a new update.
Who is vying for the job at Leeds?
Los Blancos are having a busy time at the moment, with so much happening on and off the pitch, including the potential takeover of the club by 49 Enterprises.
The search is also underway to find a new manager before the start of next season, with Sam Allardyce leaving earlier this week after a short stint in charge, during which he failed to keep them in the Premier League.
A number of people are believed to have a chance of landing the job, including Steven Gerrard, Brendan Rodgers and Carlos Corberan who are all believed to be in contention. A new name has now been thrown into the hat, as Leeds look to ensure they nail down their next fixture and seal a swift return to the Premier League.
Is Tomasson a target for Los Blancos?
According Football Insider, the Whites ‘have pre-selected Blackburn Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson in the search for their next manager’, with the Dane ‘on their shortlist of targets’. The report goes on to add that ‘Blackburn are preparing for an approach from the recently relegated giants and are already drawing up a list of potential replacements for the 46-year-old’ with people inside Elland Road seeing Tomasson as ‘the next Bielsa “.
Tomasson, who plays a 4-2-3-1 formation, has been in charge of Blackburn since last year, arriving in June after being in charge of Swedish side Malmö, and he guided the former to a seventh place in the championship and within reach of finishing in the playoff positions.
He could be an interesting appointment by Leeds, not necessarily being as tall as Gerrard and Rodgers, for example, but showing in a short space of time that he knows how to achieve positive results in the Championship, averaging 1.6 points per match in the competition. Tomasson also has experience at international level, although he held an assistant coaching position with Denmark between 2016 and 2019, which means he knows how to work with big personalities and help get the most out of them. best party.
It could be argued that a more proven manager might be needed at Leeds, such is the significance of this appointment, but the former striker won two Swedish league titles in charge of Malmö, further underlining his pedigree and why. he is a candidate for the leadership. to Elland Road.