Leeds United assistant Head Coach Pep Clotet has been backed into second favourite in the running to become permanent Leeds boss, according to Skybet.

The 40-year-old joined the Whites shortly after Garry Monk’s appointment as Head Coach last summer, taking up the role as Monk’s right-hand man.

When Monk resigned from the role, Clotet entered the market at a huge 25/1, but has since been backed into 7/2 second favourite, the same odds as Leicester City’s title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri.

Clotet has enjoyed spells as a coach in both Sweden and Spain before he joined the backroom staff at Premier League outfit Swansea City.

Whilst Monk departed the club recently, it is understood that Clotet and coach James Beattie are still at the club and could be involved in some capacity in the future.

Aitor Karanka remains the bookies’ favourite for the Leeds United job, with the former Middlesbrough boss’ odds standing at 8/13.

Despite this, reports emerged today stating Karanka was not in the running to take over at the West Yorkshire club, alongside Michael Laudrup and Preston boss Simon Grayson.

According to the bookies, Karanka, Ranieri and Clotet are the three in the running with the fourth favourite being Alan Pardew, at odds of 14/1.


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