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Ireland USA '94 Hero Favourite To Be Next Leeds United Manager

Ireland USA '94 Hero Favourite To Be Next Leeds United Manager
By PJ Browne Updated

Steve Evans' contract runs out at the end of next month. Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has yet to offer the 53-year-old a new deal.

The club had an underwhelming season in the Championship, finishing 13th, 15 points off the playoff places.

Given the capricious nature of Cellino, very little is known regarding who will take the reins at the club next season.

Club captain Sol Bamba told the Yorkshire Post that players are completely in the dark.

We are just going to go away on holiday tomorrow and receive a text to let us know when we need to come back and who is going to be the manager.

It’s not ideal because we don’t know when we are coming back which is annoying but that’s what we are going to do.

There had been rumours that Italian legend Fabio Cannavaro was a possibility to be Evans' successor. However, a name with less star power but more Football League experience has emerged.

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Former Ireland international John Sheridan is the new favourite with bookies for the job. Sheridan, currently in his second spell in charge of Oldham, is the 1/6 favourite with Sky Bet.

Sheridan just took over Oldham in January with the club third from bottom of the League One table. He guided them to the safety of 17th.

And while it would seem that the former Leeds stalwart is very much in the frame, Massimo Cellino wasn't exactly ready to spill the beans when asked about Sheridan moving to the front of the queue.

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That may not sound overly positive but it must be remembered that this is also the man who hired Dave Hockaday, and we can't imagine Cellino would have heard too much about the former Forest Green manager back in 2014.

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