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Leeds in talks with Dennis Wise

October 23, 2006

According to the BBC here Leeds are in talks with Dennis Wise with regard to the managers job and compensation which would be due to Swindon. He has always been in the frame ever since the beginning of the season because of his connections with Bates and I am glad to see that Ken Bates has taken on board my plea yesterday to sort out the situation!

I am not convinced that this is the best appointment for the long term future of Leeds United but on the other hand the job is such a poisoned chalice at the moment that I am not sure who would want the job at least not on the sort of money we are probably offering.

I do not take the view that he should be opposed just because he played for Chelsea. If he is to be the new Leeds manager then the fans need to get behind him and give him a chance to prove what he can do. At least he has some understanding from his days at Wimbledon of the need for team spirit and working together – if he can communicate that to the players then that alone may see some improvement in our performance. Surely it cannot get any worse.

Update : Swindon have refused Leeds permission to continue talks as agreement cannot be reached on compensation

Further Update : Agreement has been reached and talks with Dennis Wise and his assistant Gus Poyet are continuing

Next Update : John Carver has left Leeds United and David Geddis is expected to take charge of tomorrows Carling Cup tie against Southend.

Categories: Football, Leeds
  1. Nicola
    October 23, 2006 at 7:34 pm

    It can only get better surely ?

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