Leeds United are on the search for a new manager, and have been for the last couple of weeks.
Garry Monk resigned two weeks ago, after failing to agree a new contract with owner Andrea Radrizzani.
A number of names have been linked with the job, but one that has been there from the start is former Leicester City and Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri.
Earlier this morning (June 7), he was at 10/3 to become the next manager of Leeds United, but details have emerged that could see his odds rise dramatically.
Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay posted a tweet this afternoon confirming that there were “no truths” in the rumours that have been linking the Italian manager to the vacant position at Elland Road.
In response to suggestions that Ranieri is in the running for the Leeds job, his agent Steve Kutner says there's "no truth to the rumours".
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) June 7, 2017
Ranieri’s agent Steve Kutner confirmed this piece of information according to Phil Hay.
So it seems that no contact has been made by Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani.
These reports come just a day after Andrea Radrizzani tweeted a message to all Leeds United fans stating that they were planning to interview candidates in the coming week.
I understand frustration, we are meeting candidates this week. It is important we take the time to make the best decision for the club #LUFC
— Andrea Radrizzani (@andrearadri) June 6, 2017
Radrizzani’s tweet can be seen above, and it seems that with plans in place for Radrizzani to meet potential new managers in the coming week, Ranieri’s agent has confirmed that the Italian boss is not one of them.
Ranieri stole the hearts of the footballing world when he helped Leicester City to lift the Premier League title in 2015/16, against all the odds.
Before the season, the Foxes were all the way out at 5000/1 to become champions.