Following Leeds United’s final game of the season at the weekend and the likely departure of Steve Evans, numerous managers have been linked with the job at Elland Road.

Earlier today former Italy international Walter Zenga was the clear favourite with the bookies – but the latest odds from SkyBet have thrown a new name into the mix.

Former Leeds United stalwart John Sheridan is now the bookies favourite for the job – coming in at 6/4 while Zenga has drifted out to 4/1. Fabio Cannavaro and Dougie Freedman are 5/1 and 6/1 respectively.

51 year-old Sheridan played for the Whites for seven years between 1982 and 1989. In total, the midfielder played an impressive 270 games for Leeds and netted 53 goals during his time in Yorkshire.

As a manager, the former Republic of Ireland international has been in charge of Chesterfield, Plymouth, Newport and is currently at the helm of Oldham.

Joining the Latics in January of this year, Sheridan has been in charge of 22 games overseeing nine wins, six draws and seven losses.

Sheridan’s only accolades during his nine year managerial career both came with Chesterfield – winning the League Two title in 2010-11 and the Football League Trophy the following season.

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