By Derek Smithson
Leeds have not approached Alan Pardew for their vacant managerial role, according to a reliable journalist.
Yorkshire Evening Post chief football writer Phil Hay has explained on his personal Twitter account that the Whites have made “no contact” for the senior man.
Hay was asked on social media by a fan whether the Yorkshire club had made a move for the 55-year-old to take charge at Elland.
“Spoken to someone close to Pardew. Says there’s been no contact from Leeds,” Hay wrote.
spoken to someone close to Pardew. Says there's been no contact from Leeds.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 7, 2017
Pardew (10/11) is currently rated as the favourite by bookmakers SkyBet to become the next Leeds manager, with Claudio Ranieri (7/2), Jaap Star (9/1) and Pep Clotet (10/1) seen as the outside bets.
Owner Andrea Radrizzani is on the lookout for a new boss following the resignation of Garry Monk in May.
The Whites have high ambitions of returning the club to the Premier League and the new manager will be under immense pressure.
Pardew has not been approached for the new role, but he is someone that has vast experience on his CV.
The Englishman is mainly recognised as a Premier League manager and has been in charge of Reading, West Ham, Charlton, Southampton, Newcastle and Crystal Palace in the past.
He has experienced promotion from England’s second-tier once in the past as he guided the Hammers to victory in the Championship play-off final in 2005.