Leeds United could be in for a big financial boost as they look to find funds to boost their promotion bid in January.
Owners GFH Capital has confirmed they have had positive talks and granted the new consortium ''a period of exclusivity'' and should be able to confirm a deal before the January transfer window. The onus has been on 'added investment' rather than a take over, as GFH have confirmed it will retain a ''significant stake'' in the club. A club statement has ruled out that any previous connections to the club have had anything to do with the talks.
Sheffield Wednesday have been busy in their search for a manager, the two names most prominent for the vacancy has been Neil Warnock and Rotherham United manager Steve Evans. The latter has hinted that he has no desire to move to Hillsborough and is 'committed' to seeing the hard work done at Rotherham through, which pleased some Wednesday fans. The former has admitted he has interest in the vacancy, but unfortunately the feeling isn't mutual with the supporters.
After registering only their second win of the season tonight at home to table toppers Leicester perhaps acting manager Stuart Gray has increased his chances, despite only being number two to Dave Jones previously, he has enjoyed managerial stints at Southampton, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley amongst others.
Ian Holloway has hinted that he could be interested in the managerial position at the Wigan Athletic, stating 'I'm back and ready to go'.
The set-up at the DW is definitely attractive to managers since it is ran by success hungry Dave Whelan, who will always pursue the clubs best interests. The 77-year-old shed tears of joy when Wigan lifted the FA Cup last season, but this year it has just been tears of frustration and admitted he got it wrong hiring Owen Coyle for the position last time.
Elsewhere, another managerless club Barnsley earned a shock result away at Brighton as Yeovil Town earned back to back wins for the first time this season putting them in touching distance of 21st place Charlton.
Nottingham Forest continue their diabolical form and had to salvage a point against relegation battlers Millwall through on-loan Chelsea star Nathaniel Chalobah.
Derby County and Leeds United both aim to build on their promotion form tonight, with Derby looking to go fourth and Leeds praying for a Derby loss so they can sneak into the top 6.
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