Former Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Southampton boss Alan Pardew has been backed into the running for the next Leeds United manager, according to Sky Bet.

Pardew is currently 3/1 in the ‘next permanent Leeds manager’ market, a substantial increase from 16/1 earlier this week.

The 55-year-old’s last role was at Premier League outfit Crystal Palace, where he won 35 of his 87 games in charge, alongside 13 draws and 39 losses.

Previous to this, Pardew had a lengthy spell in charge of Newcastle, after departing Southampton in August 2010.

Claudio Ranieri and Pep Clotet are the joint-favourites for the role at 5/2, with Pardew now being backed into third favourite.

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Clotet joined the Whites shortly after Garry Monk’s appointment as Head Coach last summer, taking up the role as Monk’s right-hand man.

He has enjoyed spells as a coach in both Sweden and Spain before he joined the backroom staff at Premier League outfit Swansea City.

Former Premier League winning manager Ranieri is in the running as joint-favourite to take over at the club.

Ranieri’s odds have come crashing down from 14/1 at the weekend, with many fancying him to take the role at Elland Road.

The former Leicester man guided the Foxes to an historic 5000/1 Premier League title during the 2015/16 season, beating Arsenal and Tottenham to claim the trophy.

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The Leeds managerial position is discussed in the FL72 Podcast which is available to listen to here.