LONDON: Leeds have announced Sam Allardyce will not be staying on as manager and will leave the club by mutual consent.

Allardyce could not save Leeds from relegation after being appointed in a last-ditch bid to keep them in the Premier League with four games of the season remaining.

A club statement read: “Sam joined the Whites for the final four games of the campaign and despite spirited performances against Manchester City and Newcastle United, the objective of staying in the Premier League was not reached.”

Steven Gerrard has taken joint-favouritism to replace Allardyce at the club while West Brom boss Carlos Corberan, who was a member of Marcelo Bielsa’s coaching staff during his successful spell at Leeds, is the same price.