Vacant managerial positions always attract the most bizarre rumours, not least when that vacancy happens to be at Elland Road.

Bookies are already offering odds on everyone from Vinnie Jones (100/1 with Sky Bet) to Eric Cantona (150/1 with Paddy Power) and the madness doesn’t stop there with former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson also considered a “wildcard” possibility at 33/1 (Labrokes and William Hill)

Anyone with a modicum of common sense will have laughed off the Sven rumour instantly, but that didn’t stop a Swedish newspaper asking him about the link;

“I’m out of work right now so it’s flattering to hear, but I can not say anything about it right now. There were some who called it earlier today. Their coach (Simon Grayson) was recently fired what I heard.”

This madness is set to continue for a few more days yet. Leeds United chairman Ken Bates doesn’t arrive back in England until next week and the club have already made clear that Neil Redfearn will take charge this Saturday for the game against Bristol City.

Current favourite for the job Lee Clark is now at even odds with most bookies whilst Neil Warnock is second favourite with odds of around 3/1.

8 Responses

  1. TSS

    I think he did well in England job, but he’d be useless at Leeds without cash I feel. Then there’s the constant sex scandals we could probably do without…

    • TSS

      @Colinlikessven 17 major trophies?

      He’s an extremely successful manager, he’s just become a bit of a comedy figure in last few years.

    • TSS

      @Colinlikessven He also has a 51.71% win record from more than 900 games across Europe – largely in the first division of respective countries. Took Benfica to European Cup final and has won UEFA Cup twice – his record alone matches Leeds’ entire history.

  2. Colin

    You know what? It’s Leeds and we’re a basket case. Let’s make this happen. I would laugh my cock off.
    Sven at Leeds is so insane, that it might just work.
    All agreed? Yes? Good. Now let’s just ask the Chairman for the £1m in wages to get him.
    Hey, it’s a pipe dream, he’s too good for us, but I can dream.

  3. number1inyorkshire

    1 million in wages he would not get out of bed for less than 4 million …
    Bates would not put up with Erickson never mind the other way round ..
    RADOMIR ANTIC is an interesting 1 though ,i said expect the unexpected is he the curve ball we could require ,,
    who would have thought that leeds could attract ex international managers and a geordie lol

  4. Tim Campbell

    Agreed Antic is indeed an intriguing possibility. I have heard he has all the right contacts as regards bringing in fresh talent, he has bags of experience, so heck yeah sign him up!


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