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Next Leeds United manager odds – Steve McClaren early favourite

Steve McClaren is the odds-on favourite to become the new manager of Leeds United

Leeds United are searching for their latest manager after the expected sacking of Thomas Christiansen at the weekend following a 4-1 defeat at home to Cardiff City.

The Whites sit tenth in the Championship and the aim is very much on a top-six finish this season, with the Yorkshire side seven points off the play-off positions and they have failed to win any of their past seven games.

There will be plenty of applications for the vacant role, with Steve McClaren the current bookmaker favourite to take charge at Elland Road. The former England coach is even money with BetVictor although several other firms go odds-on about someone with a wealth of experience.

McClaren came close to steering Derby County into the Premier League and has had two stints with the Rams, although the most recent one saw him fail to challenge for promotion.

Simon Grayson has previously been in charge at Elland Road and he’s a 5/1 poke to come back into football management with a club who hold a special place in his heart.

Gordon Strachan is 6/1 and is a free agent following his exit from the Scotland manager role, with the former Leeds player likely to consider the possibility of a return to club management after previous spells with the likes of Coventry and Southampton.

Paul Heckingbottom is the other manager trading at a single figure price, with the Barnsley manager linked with any vacant Championship role that becomes available, while Mark Warburton could be an interesting fit and he’s 20/1.

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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