Victor Sanchez speaking publicly about Leeds United approaching him makes it clear Paul Heckingbottom wasn’t the club’s only managerial consideration.
The possibility of taking on the Spanish manager was clearly a real one, with Sanchez speaking to AS this week and making that apparent.
Hardly going to make the whole thing up, especially considering he wasn’t chosen in the end, Sanchez told the Spanish newspaper: “During the summer there were chances with two English clubs, Premier and Championship. Recently two clubs have contacted me, one of them Leeds, who have finally decided on another option.”
The former Deportivo La Coruna and Olympiacos manager then added: “Since the end of last season we are working on the analysis of English football, traveling there periodically. It is our objective to work in England but we also do not rule out La Liga.”
Sanchez isn’t shy about his wish to manage in English football, and it sounds like he was certainly interested in taking over at Elland Road.
Given the frequency with which Leeds United have gone through managers in recent years, it’s probably wise not to rule out it happening in the future.
With Sanchez trying to become an expert on English football, and Leeds already having had the thought, if Heckingbottom doesn’t do as required and the pendulum again swings from wanting a British manager to fancying something a little different, then the Spaniard’s telephone may ring again.