Leeds United coach Michael Skubala is likely to stay at the club this summer even if others leave, according to an update from journalist Joe Donnohue.
What is the current role of Skubala?
The Whites endured a difficult season both on and off the pitch with performances far from good enough, with both Jesse Marsch and Javi Garcia sacked after disappointing spells in charge. Sam Allardyce he is now the man whose job it is to keep them in Premier Leaguebut it looks like it’s approaching the last day of the season.
A person who also had a short stint as caretaker was Skubala, who ran the club in February alongside Paco Gallardo and Chris Armas. He was only responsible for three matchesbut managed to score an admirable point away to rivals Manchester United in a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.
Since then, the 40-year-old, who plays, among others, 4-2-3-1 system, he was promoted to the role of first-team coach, having previously been manager of the U-21 team, as his career continues to improve. While Allardyce and his coaches are likely to depart this summer, there has been a key update regarding Skubala’s future.
Will Skubala stay at Leeds?
According to Evening post from Yorkshire‘s Donnohue, Skubala will stay in Leeds moving forward with an unexpected summer exit:
“Michael Skubala has taken on the role of first team coach under Javi Gracia and now Sam Allardyce and is expected to stay at the club even if Allardyce and assistants Robbie Keane and Karl Robinson leave.
“There is a possibility that Skubala will return to coach the under-21 team with which he has enjoyed success this season, given that the current under-21s coach, Paco Gallardo, was employed by Victor Orta.”
Skubala staying is good news for Leeds as the Englishman appears to be highly respected at the club and someone who has been described as “absolutely brilliant” by Whites right-back Luke Ayling in the recent past.
He was once manager of the England national futsal team from 2017 to 2021 and even spent time as assistant he was manager of the England under-18 team for 18 months before moving to Yorkshire.
Given his current role in the first team, a return to the under-21 team would probably be a step backwards, but if he is happy to return there and get promoted, it would be good news for Leeds, allowing him to improve the youngsters who hope to they will pass the exam at Elland Road.