Odds slashed: 40-year-old installed second favourite to be named Leeds manager
By Harvey Byrne
Current assistant Pep Clotet has been installed the second favourite to take charge of Leeds this summer, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.
Sky Bet priced the 40-year-old Spaniard at 2/1 on Friday morning to take charge of the Yorkshire giants.
Former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka remains the favourite at 10/11, while Claudio Ranieri has dropped down to third in the pricing with odds of 4/1.
This comes after Clotet was priced as high as 25/1 with bookmakers earlier in the week to take the Leeds reigns.
The dramatic change in the odds will mean there has been a wave of bets that Clotet is set to be named the new boss of the Yorkshire giants – or that new info has come to light.
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The experienced Spaniard joined Leeds last summer under Monk as the assistant following the two working together at Swansea.
He also took charge of the Leeds team as they ran out 3-1 victors against Birmingham in March with Monk serving a one-match ban after an altercation with David Wagner.
It is believed that Clotet would be a popular decision among Leeds fans despite his relative inexperience in the manager role as the supporters are keen to see some continuity.
In other Leeds news, the Yorkshire giants are not considering this trio for the manager’s job.