Real Madrid legend Fernando Hierro a shock contender for Leeds vacancy

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 14 June 2017, 09:37

Another day, another new favourite for the Leeds United job, and it's a surprise name in the frame to say the least!

In the last few days Victor Sanchez and Quique Flores had emerged as key contenders at the top of the betting, but both managers have been pushed aside following the arrival of a certain Fernando Hierro, who now stands tall at the summit of the market at 3/1 (Bet Victor) - he was previously a 33/1 shot.

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Hierro is a legend of world football, having lifted five La Liga titles, three Champions Leagues and a number of domestic and international trophies with Real Madrid during 1989 and 2003.

The Spaniard was also named in the FIFA team of the year three times in a row between 1996 and 1998, as well as the 2002 World Cup All-Star Team. Then, at the end of his career he memorably jetted over to England with Bolton, with whom he made 29 appearances for, scoring once.

Hierro went on to become the assistant coach of Los Blancos, before venturing into the dugout outright with Spanish second division side Real Oviedo last June, a post he held until yesterday (Tuesday).

Hierro, 49, left the club by mutual agreement following an 8th place finish in what proved to be his one and only season at the helm.

But now could he be on the verge of making a rapid return to the dugout with Championship side Leeds...? Watch this space.

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