By Derek Smithson
Alan Pardew is “not in the running” for the Leeds manager’s job, according to a reliable journalist.
Yorkshire Evening Post chief writer Phil Hay has revealed on his personal Twitter account that the Whites are not considering the 55-year-old for their vacant position.
Bookmakers Sky Bet currently price Pardew as the 6/4 favourite to take charge at Elland Road, but Hay has been informed that he is not in contention.
Pardew's not in the running from what I'm told
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 11, 2017
Owner Andrea Radrizzani is taking his time to appoint a new boss following Garry Monk’s resignation in May.
They have been linked with several well recognised managers and the Yorkshire Evening Post have reported that current Reading Boss Jaap Stam is a leading candidate.
Pardew is an experienced boss but has been out of management since he left Crystal Palace in 2016.
The Englishman has taken charge of Reading, West Ham, Charlton, Southampton, Newcastle and Palace throughout his long stint as a manager.
Leeds fans will be hoping that they step up their process to appoint a new senior man before pre-season and give them the best chance to work with the squad.
The Yorkshire giants are hopeful of competing for promotion next season after a seventh-placed league finish last year, but may find it difficult to cope without once popular figure Monk.