'Similar' - Michael Skubala on Leeds United to Lincoln City switch and huge Whites admission

THUMBS UP: From outgoing Michael Skubala.
THUMBS UP: From outgoing Michael Skubala.

Michael Skubala has highlighted a "similar" feeling upon ending his time at Leeds United to join Lincoln City with a huge admission about the Whites.

Ex-England futsal boss Skubala joined Leeds as the club's new under-21s boss in July 2022 but the former England under-18s coach has now left the club to become Lincoln's new head coach.

The move to League One side Lincoln presents Skubala's first job in outright first-team management, ahead of which the 41-year-old admitted he was leaving a huge club in Leeds but with a similarity upon joining the Imps.

"I'm really excited," said Skubala in his first interview with Lincoln City. "I'm really excited to work with the players every day. We will work hard every day, we will try and improve every player, we will try and improve what we do.

"I'm really excited to meet the fans and be a part of the Lincoln City movement if you like and the Lincoln City feeling and probably that's the biggest thing that drew me to the club really is the plan that the board and the leadership have.

"But also I felt something that I felt when I moved to Leeds, how important the fans are and how much influence they can have over the team.

"At the end of the day, we play for the fans and the players play for the fans and that's important to me to have that feel. It's got that similar feel to Leeds United. Leeds is a big club, we know that, it's a huge club. But in a nice kind of way I feel the same relationship with Lincoln City that I felt with Leeds when I moved there."