Rayo Vallecano manager Andoni Iraola reacts to links of Leeds United interest
Rayo Vallecano manager Andoni Iraola has been linked to Premier League side Leeds United.
decided to fire Jesse Marsch on Monday and is looking to find a new manager. Leeds is in 17th place with just 18 points after 20 matches.
The Athletic reports that Andoni Iraola and Carlos Corberan are their targets to replace Marsch. Iraola has worked with Marcelo Bielsa as a player, and Corberan also has worked with Bielsa.
The 40-year-old Iraola guidedRayo Vallecano
, and they finished in 12th place last season. Rayo is in fifth place in the table this season.
After a 2-0 victory against Almeria on Monday, Iraola was asked about reports that Leeds United is interested in hiring him.
“Football belongs to the footballers, we are not that important. The players make us look better and I am lucky to have players who are showing their level. If I didn’t have them, I wouldn’t be achieving anything. I could also use that when we’re not getting the results (laughs), but I am clear about my role, they are the ones who are achieving this.”
According to AS newspaper, Leeds United has offered the vacant managerial role to Real Madrid legend Raul after sacking Jesse Marsch.
Leeds United will face Manchester United twice in five days this week.
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