Rolando Maran sets the pace in the Next Leeds Manager Marketby Jack Kitson / 29 August 2014, 08:41Tweet
Leeds are on the hunt for their third manager in three months following the sacking of Dave Hockaday on Thursday. The 56-year-old was sent packing after just half-a-dozen games in charge, in a ruthless yet unsurprising move by Whites owner Massimo Cellino.
The Italian, who has now sacked two managers since his arrival in April, is no stranger to wielding the axe, having previously dismissed 36 gaffers in 20 years during his time as Cagliari chief. Hockaday's shock appointment was always going to end in disaster, although firing a manager after just six games is ridiculous.
A whole hosts of names are in the mix for the job at this early stage, but rumours are rife that Cellino is going to opt for a fellow countryman, with Roland Maran emerging as the early frontrunner in the Next Leeds United Manager Betting.
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Maran is currently priced at just 4/6 with Sky Bet to become the second surprise appointment of the Cellino reign. The 51-year-old has spent the majority of his managerial career working in the lower echelons of the Italian league football. Meanwhile his only stint in Serie A was at Catania, during which he was in the headlines for getting sacked twice in the same season, which draws parallels with the McDermott controversy last season.
Elsewhere Steve Clarke looks a tempting bet at 7/1 to come in and steady the ship, whereas Benito Carbone and the Oscar Garcia are both priced at 14/1. Alternatively the former Leeds captain and manager Gary McAllister, and caretaker boss Neil Redfearn, have each been handed odds of 16/1. (All with Bet Victor).