march dismissed; Leeds said the ex-Tottenham boss could be a reasonable replacement

Nuno Espirito Santo could be a reasonable replacement for the sacked Jesse Marsch at Premier League contenders Leeds United, Jamie O’Hara, former Wolves and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, tells talkSPORT (February 6, 10:30 p.m.).

Perhaps the only thing Wolverhampton Wanderers embodied during the Nuno era was that, of course, until the final drawn out months of a difficult last season, the Molineux men were always tough to beat.

The Wolves’ home stadium became the proverbial “hard place” under the Portuguese. The kind of destination that even the biggest and wealthiest Premier League clubs would dread traveling to.

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You can’t say that about Elland Road or Leeds United as a whole these days. Jesse Marsch paid the price for a sorry streak of 10 losses in 17 games; Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest was the last straw.

And while O’Hara dismisses all claims of a Diego Simeone or a Rafa Benitez, he believes Nuno ticks both the ‘attainable’ and ‘reasonable’ boxes for a club whose top-flight status is increasingly uncertain.

Who will replace Jesse Marsch as Leeds United manager?

“They need someone now to stay in the Premier League,” says O’Hara. “You’re talking about Benitez and Simeone. Realistic options for Leeds at the moment; who is out there

“(Nuno is) not a bad scream. He was good at wolves. I think he became manager of the month at Tottenham and then they got rid of him!”

That ill-fated stint at Spurs aside, Nuno’s top record makes impressive reading. He took Wolves from the bottom half of the Championship to the top 7 in the Premier League; recalls the job Bielsa did in taking over Paul Heckingbottom at Elland Road.

Former U23 coach Carlos Corberan is currently the early frontrunner, according to 90Min. Not that West Brom will give up the Spaniard without a fight.

Nuno, meanwhile, is in no hurry to end his contract with Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad. The former Valencia and Porto boss reiterated his commitment to Al-Ittihad as he has recently been linked with both Everton and old employers Wolves.

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