Leeds United supporters have reacted on social media after hearing that former Celtic and Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan is the favourite for the vacant managerial position.
Lee Sobot of the Yorkshire Evening Post tweeted the latest development on his official Twitter account after seeing that the Scot’s odds of taking Thomas Christiansen’s place had shortened.
Gordon Strachan now 4-1 favourite for the #lufc job but as short as 2-1. Grayson 7-1, McClaren 7-1 (though not in the running), Heckingbottom 8-1, Silva 9-1. The odds of former VfB Stuttgart boss Hannes Wolf plummeting. He's now 11-1.
— Lee Sobot (@LeeSobotYEP) February 5, 2018
Only last night it emerged that the Yorkshire club had parted ways with the Danish manager after only eight months in charge.
The decision came after the Whites went on a dismal run of form which saw them fall away dramatically from the play off spots despite previous suggestions they could make a bid for promotion to the Premier League.
However, following a run of six games without a win and four of those defeats, Leeds have dropped to tenth in the Championship and any hopes of a push for the top-flight look a far-off memory for the time being.
But it is the potential arrival of the former Scotland boss, who only left his post with the national squad in October, that has had supporters up in arms, and if Strachan is announced as Christiansen’s successor then there will be plenty of eyebrows raised.
Here is some reaction from social media:
Club legend BUT, Strachan would be the worst appointment of the lot!
— Austin (@AustinLDN86) February 5, 2018
Great player not for me as a manager no way
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) February 5, 2018
Strachan literally my last choice on any of them
— Jon-Jon Quinn (@JonJonQuinn) February 5, 2018
We must not appoint any former player or anyone else previously associated with our club.Need a complete change.Never works bringing in ex players
— Tony (@TonyLeeds1919) February 5, 2018
For God sake, Strachan? Why can't we start with people who success in the EFL on their cv. Why make hard work of what should a fairly routine decision.
— BigGunsGruff (@grizzly_adams85) February 5, 2018
Please not Strachan, great player that he was
— Rudde (@tincup65) February 5, 2018
— Luciano 💙💛 (@LUFCLDP1989) February 5, 2018
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