sport news Real Madrid legend Raul 'turns down the chance to replace Jesse Marsch at Leeds ... trends now
Spanish football legend Raul turned down the opportunity to replace Jesse Marsch at Leeds United, according to AS.
Leeds sacked Marsch on Monday evening after less than a year in charge as the club's owners were concerned over the American's reign.
The Premier League side approached Raul - who is currently in charge of Real Madrid's reserve side - shortly after the sacking to see if he would take over.
According to AS, the 45-year-old manager turned Leeds down as he said the timing was not right.
Raul - who is amidst a fight for promotion to the Second Division with Castilla - did not want to change clubs half-way through as season.
Spanish legend Raul has turned down the opportunity to replace Jesse Marsch at Leeds
Defeat at Nottingham Forest has left Leeds outside the relegation zone on goal difference
Marsch was summonsed to a crisis meeting at the club's Thorp Arch training centre on Monday morning, along with chief