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8th Jun, 2017 | 6:50pm

Report names the current PL boss Radrizzani initially identified for Leeds job

By Harvey Byrne

New Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani had initially identified Huddersfield manager David Wagner for the touchline job at Elland Road, according to a report.

The Yorkshire Evening Post claims that the Italian businessman was eyeing the 45-year-old German before he took the Terriers up to the Premier League with a play-off final penalty victory over Reading in May.

It is detailed that the gained top-flight status quickly put to bed any possible switch to Leeds and Wagner himself has since agreed a new two-year contract at Huddersfield.

Leeds are currently on the search for their seventh manager in just three years following the departure of last summer appointment Garry Monk last month.

Wagner is best known by Leeds fans for his spat with ex-boss Monk after the two received a touchline ban following an altercation between the two when the Whites met Huddersfield in the last campaign.

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However, supporters would have surely embraced Wagner given the success he has had with Huddersfield, who were fighting for survival in the Championship before his appointment.

Now, despite not being able to obtain the German the name of the current Terriers boss will provide some hope to the Leeds fan base as he is the type of manager they will want to see the club linked to.

In other Leeds news, this 49-year-old Championship manager has emerged as a contender for the Whites job.

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