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Leeds United: Conor McGilligan slams reports over Sean Dyche

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Leeds United have been urged not to make a move for out-of-work Sean Dyche amid speculation surrounding the future of Jesse Marsch. 

This has been suggested by presenter Conor McGilligan, who has been assessing the managerial situation at Elland Road on the One Leeds Fan Channel.

It was another disappointing game at the weekend for Leeds after tasting yet another defeat, this time at the hands of Marco Silva’s Fulham.

And this has seen the pressure ramp up on Marsch following the defeat, with the Whites now slumped in the bottom three of the Premier League table.

Speaking after the game at the weekend, journalist Luke Edwards has suggested Dyche could become an option for Leeds – something which McGilligan has slammed.

He said: “It’s on the rumour mill. I’m hoping it doesn’t happen, but we’re talking about Sean Dyche. Now, three years ago, if I turned around, with all respect to Sean Dyche, and said to you guys, we have to stay in the Premier League again.

“We’ve had Marcelo Bielsa, we finished ninth. We didn’t develop in the year after, at all; we’ve not developed this year. And we’re fighting relegation again and we’re going to get Sean Dyche and we need to sturdy up at the back and be defensively resolute. You’d have all turned around and started laughing.”

TIF Thoughts on McGilligan’s comments…

Dyche could certainly bring a lot of Premier League experience to the Whites having managed 258 games in the English top flight during his time with Burnley (via Transfermarkt).

Who would you prefer at Leeds?

Jesse Marsch

Jesse Marsch

Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche

However, there is a stigma which comes with the 51-year-old in that his sides do not play attractive football, and that is certainly something which may not go down well with fans at Elland Road.

Having gone from the exciting football under Marcelo Bielsa to the struggles under Marsch, it is understandable to see why McGilligan may be concerned about hiring Dyche if the American is to be sacked.

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