Another day, and there is still no manager at Leeds United. The rumours are still flying around, and earlier the72 reported that former Newcastle United and Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew had been made evens by Sky Bet to become the next manager at Elland Road.
Sky Bet are currently offered odds on no less than 43 managers taking the helm at Leeds.
We take a look at five names on that list that Leeds United fans would most likely not be happy to see in charge of their club:
1) Ryan Giggs – 33/1: Obviously, being at 33/1 he is a clear outsider, but Ryan Giggs would most likely not be very welcome in Yorkshire. The Welsh wizard spent over 20 years with Leeds United rivals Manchester United as a player, and has also enjoyed a stint as assistant to Louis Van Gaal during his time at the club. Even with the rivalry aside, he has very little managerial experience, and has only taken charge of Man United on a couple of occasions as an interim manager. It is definitely a longshot, but his appointment could send shivers down the spines of Leeds United fans.
2) David Moyes – 25/1: There’s a famous saying, “everything he touches turns to gold.” Well for David Moyes, it seems the exact opposite. He took over Manchester United when they were the most successful club in the world, only to be sacked at the end of his first season. He moved to Spain to manage Real Sociedad, only to be sacked after a matter of months. He then returned to England to take charge of Sunderland, and well…we all know what happened there. David Moyes has struggled to be successful in recent years, and it is highly unlikely that Leeds United fans would feel that the Scotsman is the man to take them back to the Premier League.
3) Steve McClaren – 28/1: Poor old Steve McClaren is the target of several jokes amongst Sky Bet Championship fans. In fact, you could say most football fans. The ‘wally with brolly’ suffered a very unsuccessful spell in charge of England, failing to reach Euro 2008. He has since managed abroad, taking charge of FC Twente in Holland, before returning to manage Derby County…twice. On both occasions he failed to achieve their goals of earning promotion and was consequently let go. Also, McClaren was the manager of Newcastle United for half of the season which saw them relegated from the Premier League.
Of course, all three of the names on this list are clear outsiders. But not many Leeds United fans are familiar with owner Andrea Radrizzani, and nobody knows what type of manager he is looking for.