Leeds fans are delighted that Steve McClaren has been reportedly ruled out of being the next manager.
Thomas Christiansen was sacked by Leeds on Sunday night after a terrible run of results.
That led to heavy speculation that Steve McClaren was being lined up to be the next manager after he was spotted in the director’s box at Leeds on Saturday.
However, according to Phil Hay, a senipr journalist with the Yorkshire Evening Post, McClaren is “definitely” not the next Leeds manager.
Hay explained he was just there as a guest on Saturday and that Leeds do have someone else lined up and are expected to make their appointment in the next 24 hours.
Definitely won't be Steve McClaren. He was there on Saturday as a guest of Christiansen's assistant, Paul Butler. Christiansen took training yesterday before parting company with Leeds. Players not in today but Leeds trying to get an appointment finalised in the next 24 hours.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) February 5, 2018
Following this news, Leeds fans took to Twitter themselves in relief.
Here is a selection of the best reactions from Leeds fans on hearing the news:
I'm going to enjoy this brief moment of euphoria before you tell us we've ligned up Stuart McCall
— 'The Gunn' EamoV1 (@EamoV1) February 5, 2018
— RamblingsoftheSS (@_ROTSS_) February 5, 2018
— Jack O (@JakkLUFC) February 5, 2018
That's the best news you have given us all day so far
— OWEN MCCALL (@owen_mccall) February 5, 2018
— steve leicester (@stevelei) February 5, 2018
This is beautiful Phil, you've just made a crap Monday a bit better!! ????
— Andy Moran (@Coradomoz) February 5, 2018
Thank god for that, phew!!!
— Paddy Gorman (@LufcPaddy) February 5, 2018
— Benjamin Thornton (@BenjaminTlufc) February 5, 2018
Best news for ages
— Richard Webber (@rwebber92) February 5, 2018
Steve McClaren is still the favourite for the job with a leading bookmaker, but if these reports are true then Leeds fans will have someone else in charge in the next 24 hours.
Former manager Simon Grayson has also been linked, along with Marco Silva and Jaap Stam.
In other Leeds news, the club is set to make quick manager appointment after Christiansen exit