Paolo Di Canio and Robbie Fowler latest to be linked with Leeds United vacancyby Jack Kitson / 10 September 2014, 09:48Tweet
Paolo Di Canio and Robbie Fowler have added spice to the Next Leeds United Manager Market after bookmakers slashed the duo’s odds of taking charge of the Championship club. Di Canio can now be found at just 5/2, having previously been a whopping 66/1 shot, while Fowler is available at 8/1 after revealing his intention to manage his former club.
Elsewhere Whites caretaker boss Neil Redfearn and ex-West Brom gaffer Steve Clarke remain the slender favourites at the top of what continues to be an enthralling betting market.
Redfearn has been in temporary charge of the Yorkshire outfit ever since Dave Hockaday was sacked late last month, with the 49-year-old leading Leeds to a confidence boosting win at home to Bolton in his first game in the dugout, prior to the international break. Bar a dramatic change, Redfearn, who is currently as short as 2/1, will remain at the helm for this weekend’s clash away to Birmingham City, and another win will really force Massimo Cellino to take notice.
Alternatively former Sunderland manager Di Canio is an interesting, yet risky option. The controversial character will no doubt be an entertaining figure in the dugout, but his huge personality is likely to, at some point, clash with Cellino, who has already sacked two managers since arriving at the club. Many supporters crave stability and a steady head at the helm, which do not go hand-in-hand with the spicy Italian, who has been out-of-work since leaving the Black Cats a year ago.
Meanwhile, according to numerous reports, Fowler, who scored 14 goals in 33 appearances for the Whites, has applied for the managerial post at Elland Road. As a result the 39-year-old is right in the mix at 8/1, however he is likely to be overlooked due to his lack of managerial experience, having only had a brief stint in charge of Thai side Muangthong United in his locker, although he has worked in a coaching capacity at Liverpool and MK Dons.
The race to become the Next Leeds United Manager is likely to continue into next week, so keep checking the club’s Sack Race page (link in the opening paragraph) for the latest odds and betting information.