By Harvey Byrne
Leeds are not looking at trio Aitor Karanka, Simon Grayson or Michael Laudrup for the manager job, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post has claimed on its website that the Yorkshire giants are not looking at the three bosses to replace Garry Monk, who departed from the club in May.
Karanka is the current bookies favourite to step onto the Elland Road touchline following the appointment of Victor Orta as the club’s director of football with the two having worked previously at Middlesbrough together.
Meanwhile, Grayson has been linked with a return to Leeds following spells with the club as both a player and a manager, while Qatari-based boss Laudrup has also been brought into the equation to take charge.
However, despite not giving any indication as to who Leeds are looking to appoint the Yorkshire Evening Post report has ruled out the three aforementioned bosses.
The report details that the Yorkshire giants are keeping their cards close to their chest as to who they are looking to appoint, but also mentions that Claudio Ranieri is still the second favourite to take charge.
The 2016 Premier League winning manager who is currently out of work following his Leicester sacking in February is 7/2 second favourite to take charge of Leeds according to Sky Bet and it is thought that fans would certainly welcome his appointment.
In other Leeds news, David Prutton has discussed Monk’s decision to leave the Whites.