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Next Leeds manager: 'El Loco' facing down Premier League title and Championship promotion winners

Tue, 5 June 2018, 11:56

Leeds United are closing-in on appointing another new manager with the most recently sacked Paul Heckingbottom managing just four wins in 16 matches with the Elland Road club - underwhelmingly confirming that the club will play Championship football once again next season. With reports swirling and names being bandied about as to who will be next through the door, What Are The Odds looks at the next Leeds United manager odds via Paddy Power.

In what would seem like quite a coup on-paper, Leeds are looking increasingly likely that they will appoint Marcelo Bielsa as their next manager. The Argentine is highly-respected by the likes of Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino for the way he coaches and sets teams up to play, while also gaining the nickname of ‘El Loco’ for his attitude and colourful approach to the game. Odds of 1/4 (1.25) suggest it’s just a matter of time before Leeds confirm the contract for Bielsa to lead the club out of the Championship - but fans will have reason to be concerned with his lack of English and somewhat questionable recent record. Bielsa was sacked at Lille this past season after poor results, resigned after two days in-charge of Lazio and also resigned at Marseille after clash with club owners.

After the success of winning the Premier League with Leicester City and taking the club into the Champions League knockouts, Claudio Ranieri is a ‘free agent’ and is also on Leeds radar, but is further back in the market with odds of 5/1 (6.00). Having spent the season at French side Nantes, the Italian could be set for a return to England if talks with Marcelo Bielsa break down. Leeds fans may be concerned with the Italian’s lack of Championship knowledge, but Ranieri has achieved promotion success a number of times with Monaco, Fiorentina and Cagliari.

Steve Bruce and Mick McCarthy’s names in this next Leeds manager odds market are no surprise, with the latter available after leaving Ipswich, while Bruce’s position at Aston Villa remains in doubt. While neither are likely to over excite the Leeds faithful, both know the league inside out and would likely be able to handle the pressures of the job - whoever is appointed will be the tenth Leeds manager since 2014. 

Probability of the next Leeds United manager

Next Manager Next Leeds Manager Odds Probability
Marceloa Bielsa   1/4 80.00%
Claudio Ranieri   5/1 16.67%
Gustavo Munua   15/2 11.76%
Mick McCarthy   8/1 11.11%
Steve Bruce   16/1 5.88%

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