A number of names are still being thrown around when it comes to who will become the next manager of Leeds United.

The search continues for a new boss, two weeks after Garry Monk resigned from the club after failing to agree a new contract deal with owner Andrea Radrizzani.

Leeds United fans are starting to get impatient as they await the appointment, and the majority want to see it come in the next week so that preparations can begin for the new Sky Bet Championship season.

And one former Premier League manager has seen his odds cut as low as 5/1 to take charge at Elland Road.

That man is Alan Pardew, who was in charge of both Newcastle United and Crystal Palace when they were in the Premier League.

Pardew has now become third favourite for the manager’s job at Leeds United, behind Claudio Ranieri and Pep Clotet.

Clotet is the bookies favourite, but earlier the72 reported that the Spaniard was unlikely to be named as the new manager.

Pardew is an experienced manager, who has managed a number of big clubs in England.

On his CV, he boasts spells at Reading, West Ham United, Charlton Athletic and Southampton, alongside the aforementioned Crystal Palace and Newcastle United.

It is difficult to say whether or not Pardew would be interest in taking a job in the second tier of English football, but he has made it clear that he is looking to get back into management.

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