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Some new names have appeared slightly higher in the betting with Sky Bet to be confirmed as the next manager of Sky Bet Championship side Leeds United. Pep Clotet remains the favourite, closely followed by Claudio Ranieri and Aitor Karanka. Alan Pardew has appeared at 5/1 in recent days as well.

However there are a few other names that Leeds United fans would be quite interested to see. This includes two managers who currently are in work at other clubs. Whilst it may not necessarily mean anything at this stage, it is still interesting none the less.

The club are still searching for a permanent successor to Garry Monk, who resigned from his role recently after failing to agree upon an extension to his deal with Andrea Radrizzani. It is widely expected that he’ll be appointed the new manager of Middlesbrough, who were relegated from the Premier League. There are many reports as to who the new Leeds manager will be, but we are nowhere nearer to knowing the identity of that person.

Therefore, let us focus on a few names which has slid up the betting in recent days, three of them specifically. Starting with Hibernian manager Neil Lennon.

The 45-year-old Northern Irishman has just guided Hibs to the Scottish Championship title, meaning they’re back in the top flight next season. He’ll get the chance to pit his wits against former club Celtic, with whom he has played for and previously managed. During his time with the Glasgow giants, Lennon won three league titles and two cup competitions. It certainly seems unlikely that he’ll be heading to Leeds any time soon, but would he turn it down if offered? He is available at 18/1.

Switch to the next page to see another surprising name on the list!

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