Yorath urges Leeds to go for Liverpool veteran Carragher

Former Leeds United star Terry Yorath says Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher would be ideal for Elland Road.

Former Leeds United star Terry Yorath says Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher would be ideal for Elland Road.

Liverpool and England defender Carragher, 35, is ­ending his 17-year playing career when this season finishes – and Yorath insists his 700 plus games and 38 caps for his country make him perfectly qualified for the Elland Road job after Neil Warnock resigned.

Yorath told the People: “I think Jamie would be the perfect choice to take over from Neil.

“I know that might raise a few eyebrows, and people might say that Leeds is too big a job for a first-time manager. But I don’t see it that way.

“Carragher would be a breath of fresh air – and that is exactly what is ­needed at Elland Road.

“He’s got no managerial experience, I accept that, but what he does possess is a fantastic pedigree and a wealth of knowledge built up over 17 years at Anfield."

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