In the last hour, Carlos Queiroz, the former Assistant Manager to Alex Ferguson has been made favourite for the Leeds United job by bookmakers Coral (2/1) and second favourite (behind Neil Redfearn) by others.

Having recently completed a three-year term with the Iranian national side, Queiroz was expected to sign a new deal but now looks to be considering his options with Leeds United the first club he’s been linked to.

Previously unlisted by many bookies and considered a rank outsider by those who did have him listed, Queiroz’s odds fell sharply in the space of an hour to leave him favourite with Coral and second favourite with others.

At the time of writing, there’s been no explanation for the dive in odds, but the news comes only the day after Massimo Cellino suggested Neil Redfearn would remain in charge for the time being as he considered his options.

This all seems very unlikely when you consider Queiroz has also had spells as manager of Portugal, South Africa and Real Madrid, but stranger things tend to happen at this club every day.

In his autobiography, Alex Ferguson had this to say of his former assistant;

“Carlos Queiroz was brilliant. Just brilliant. Outstanding. An intelligent, meticulous man. He was good for me. He was a Rottweiler. He was the closest you could be to being the Manchester United manager without actually holding the title.”