Leeds United require a replacement for Neil Warnock, with Matthew Glazier of www.bettingpro.com looking at the likely lads for the Elland Road hotseat.
Neil Warnock has admitted that he’ll be stepping down as manager of Leeds United at the end of the season, having failed to steer the west Yorkshire side into a top six Championship finish.
Therefore, there will be a new face in charge come the start of next season and we look at those men who could form part of the shortlist to replace Warnock and steer the club towards the Premier League.
Adkins was surprisingly axed by Southampton a couple of months ago although the former Scunthorpe physio is unlikely to be out of work for very long. He has impressive credentials after achieving a recent double promotion with a modest Saints squad, with Leeds surely wanting to interview the 48-year-old about the vacant post.
Paolo Di Canio
Leeds fans might be split on whether they want the 44-year-old in charge of their team, although the Italian helped Swindon Town to achieve promotion from League Two and left them in good shape when
standing down a few weeks ago. He’s a firebrand of a manager but that could be what is required with the current United squad.
He’d potentially be a safer choice for the Elland Road board, with the Scot having done pretty well with Burnley when taking the Clarets into the Premier League before defecting to Bolton. His reign at the Reebok Stadium was a tale of two halves, having done very well before the club were relegated last season.
Young football fans might not remember he was a football manager at Middlesbrough between 2006 and 2009, with the former Palace midfielder now a regular fixture as a pundit on ITV. Quite whether he’s prepared to exchange his media role and FA position to manage Leeds United remains to be seen.
Hasselbaink was a big hit at Elland Road during his playing days, scoring 34 goals in 69 for the Whites before leaving for Atletico Madrid. He’s done his coaching badges since then, with the Dutchman a first-team coach at Nottingham Forest until recently, perhaps he can inject new ideas into a Leeds team as they search for automatic promotion next term.
Written by Matthew Glazier from Bettingpro.com, the number one source for sports betting tips, breaking news and expert views.