Leading bookies have slashed the odds on former Italian striker Filippo Inzaghi being the next permanent manager of Leeds.

It was reported earlier today that Leeds United had made an approach to make Venezia’s Inzaghi their new manager, replacing Paul Heckingbottom.

Italy’s Corriere di Bologna newspaper, via SportWitness, claimed that Inzaghi is in line to take over as manager of Bologna from Roberto Donadoni.

However, the report also claimed that Bologna face competition and that Leeds have made a ‘request’ to take Inzaghi as new manager of Leeds.

Inzaghi’s contract with Venezia is up this summer and weight has been given to the Italian coming to Elland Road after PaddyPower made him odds-on to replace Heckingbottom at Elland Road.

In what would be a sensational move, he is now just 8/11 to take the job, with the former World Cup winner now ahead of previous favourite Jap Staam.

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It means the bookies consider it more likely than not that Inzaghi will be the new Leeds manager ahead of next season.

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