Odds slashed: New clear favourite emerges for the Leeds manager job
Former Celtic and Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan has emerged as the clear favourite to take over from the vacant Leeds managerial position, according to the latest betting odds.
SkyBet have now placed the Scot above Marco Silva and Steve McClaren at 2/1 for the Whites job after Thomas Christiansen was sacked on Sunday night.
McClaren was an early frontrunner for the job but after a disappointing spell with Derby County, the possibility of appointing the former England boss looks to have been discounted.
Strachan only left his role as Scotland boss in October last year after five years at the helm of the national side.
If the odds are correct and the 60-year-old does take charge at Elland Road then it will see him return to the club he served as a player which will likely make him a popular candidate for the role.
It was only last night revealed that the Yorkshire outfit were parting ways with Christiansen and it looks as though they are looking at making a speedy replacement after the Dane’s backroom staff were also given their marching orders.
The Whites form has been dismal of late, having lost four of the last six league games and a not a single win in that time has resulted in Leeds dropping to tenth in the Championship – seven points off the play off spots.
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