Darren Ferguson resigned from his post as Doncaster Rovers manager yesterday (June 05), and he has immediately entered the running for the Leeds United job.

Popular bookmakers Sky Bet have made him sixth favourite to become the new manager at the Yorkshire club, giving him odds of 20/1 to replace Paul Heckingbottom, who was sacked last week (June 01).

It has been no secret that Argentinian manager Marcelo Bielsa is the outright favourite for the job, and that is supported by Sky Bet, who have made him odds on to take charge at Elland Road.

Talks are currently ongoing between Bielsa and Leeds United director of football Victor Orta in South America, but the latest reports suggest that nothing has been agreed as of yet.

Whilst it remains unlikely that Darren Ferguson will take charge of Leeds, there must be a reason that he has entered the running with Sky Bet.

The son of former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is perhaps best known for his time with Sky Bet League One side Peterborough United, twice leading them to promotion to the second tier of English football.

He enjoyed two spells with the Sky Bet League One club, before joining Doncaster Rovers back in 2015.

During his time at Doncaster, Ferguson led them back to the third tier of English football, and has since consolidated them in that division.

The longer that talks go on between Orta and Bielsa in South America, the more worried Leeds United fans will get that they may miss out on their man.


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