Odds shorten on top La Liga boss taking Leeds job

Date published: Thursday 8th June 2017 1:38

Quique Sanchez Flores: Ready for FA Cup

Former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has been backed into sixth favourite at 14/1 to become the new manager of Leeds.

The Spaniard, who was harshly shown the door by the Hornets last summer, is the new name in the frame as the Whites continue to seek a replacement for Garry Monk.

However, the link to Sanchez Flores seems fanciful to say the least. The Spanish coach, 52, is just 12 months into a three-year deal at Espanyol and certainly did enough to suggest his tenure won’t be cut short anytime soon after leading the Barcelona-based club to an 8th-placed finish in La Liga.

Alan Pardew remains the bookies favourite at 11/10 with Sky Bet to fill the vacancy, while Claudio Ranieri is the current second favourite at 4/1. That comes despite his agent issuing a denial over an approach on Wednesday afternoon.

“There’s no truth to the rumours,” Steve Kutner told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Former favourite Aitor Karanka is currently priced at 12/1, while Jaap Stam (5/1) and Monk’s No 2 Pep Clotet (6/1) remain well backed.

Garry Monk: Guided Leeds into play-off spots

Meanwhile, former Whites boss Monk is said to have held talks with Sunderland over their managerial vacancy, with the Black Cats having the edge over his fellow suitors Middlesbrough, according to the latest reports.

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