As The72 reported earlier, former Leeds United midfielder John Sheridan is the new favourite with the bookies to take the reigns at Elland Road with current boss Steve Evans likely to depart in the coming weeks.
The 51 year-old is currently in charge of Oldham having joined them in January, but could be swayed with a move back to the club he spent seven years playing at.
Whites fans have, as they usually are, split opinion over the prospect of Sheridan arriving at Elland Road.
However, the majority are unhappy (to say the least!) to see the former Republic of Ireland international – who played over 200 games for Leeds- linked with the job…
— Matt Edmondson (@MattEd01) May 9, 2016
John Sheridan's manergerial win percentage is hardly the thing promotion winning sides are made of.
— I Hate Leeds (@ihatelufc) May 9, 2016
While others achknowledged that although he was a great player for the club, that doesn’t mean he’ll be able to thrive as manager…
This John Sheridan talk is a worry, have people forgot about Gary McCallister?
Great X players don't equal great managers!
— Carlos! (@t5mk1) May 9, 2016
So we are talking up John Sheridan as coach.. is that our level of ambition? Sorry but not good enough for me. Good player for us tho #lufc
— seatea (Chris) (@Seatea63) May 9, 2016
Sheridan has one promotion once in his nine-year managerial career, coming in the 2010-11 season when he won League Two with Chesterfield.
Current boss Steve Evans is still under contract at Elland Road but his deal expires in the coming weeks – but fans aren’t convinced that Sheridan would be an upgrade on the Scotsman…
Would John Sheridan be any better than Evans?
— Kevin Gordon (@Gordon1969Kevin) May 9, 2016
John Sheridan. Really? Nice bloke and great player for us, but no better than Steve Evans. I want a proven CHAMPIONSHIP manager.
— The Mad Leeds Fan (@TheMadLeedsFan) May 9, 2016
Sheridan is currently 4/5 with Skybet to be in charge of Leeds’ first game of the 2016-17 season.