Radrizzani makes manager approach for Leeds number one target - report
By Derek Smithson
Leeds have approached Claudio Ranieri about their vacant managerial role, according to a report.
The Daily Star claim that the Whites owner Andrea Radrizzani has approached Ranieri about taking charge at Elland Road.
It is understood Radrizzani is confident of securing a deal for the former Leicester boss and believes he could get the club promoted out of the Championship.
The report details that Leeds will turn to Aitor Karanka as a back-up option if Ranieri decides to turn down a move to Leeds.
The Yorkshire giants are on the search for a new boss after Garry Monk handed in his resignation on Thursday.
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Ranieri has emerged as the priority for Leeds and he would be considered a huge appointment if he decides to drop down to England’s second tier.
The Italian has been out of management since he was sacked by Leicester in February, something that left the football world in shock.
He had helped the Foxes pull off a 5000/1 shock to win the Premier League title in the 2015/16 campaign and remarkably lost his job the following season with his side battling relegation.
Most people feel he was wrongly dismissed by Leicester and it’s impossible to forget he was the man that pioneered one of the greatest ever shocks in English football.
Radrizzani is hoping to restore Leeds to the top flight after their long absence and recently completed his full takeover after buying a 50 per cent stake from Massimo Cellino.
He believes that Ranieri can help the Whites return to the Premier League and he would move to Elland Road with a wealth of experience, managing the likes of Chelsea, Juventus and Inter Milan in the past.
In other Leeds news, Eddie Gray believes the club most move quickly to appoint a new manager.