By Harvey Byrne

Former Spain international Victor Sanchez is the current favourite to be named Leeds’ next manager, according to the latest betting odds.

A number of names have been flying around for the prestigious job and on Sunday Sanchez emerged as the favourite with Sky Bet with a price of 6/4.

The experienced Alan Pardew stays high up and trails Sanchez at 5/2, while current Reading boss Jaap Stam has odds of 3/1.

Fellow Spaniard Aitor Karanka has also been heavily linked with the Leeds role following the appointment of Victor Orta as the director of football after the two worked together at Middlesbrough.

However, he is currently priced at 12/1 alongside Bradford boss Stuart McCall, while assistant Pep Clotet sits in front of the two at 10/1.

Sanchez, meanwhile has had a so far short managerial career after bringing his playing days to an end in 2008 at Elche.

He has so far managed Spanish La Liga club Deportivo La Coruna, where he was sacked after the team finished 15th in his only full season in charge.

He then went on to Greek giants Olympiacos, but he lasted less than two months there and was relieved of his duties after being knocked out of the Champions League by Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

Meanwhile, he lasted six months in his most recent job at Real Betis, where he was dismissed in May for guiding the team to another 15th spot.

In other Leeds news, Romario Vieira has wished this departing Whites coach all the best on Twitter.

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