Yorkshire latest: Leeds' new manager could still be foreign, Blades to bring in more big names

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1) Leeds United’s next manager could still be foreign

Phil Hay, Chief Football writer for the Yorkshire Evening Post, has revealed that Leeds’ next manager could still come from abroad.

Massimo Cellino has stated his desire for the nationality of the next Leeds boss to be British, but Hay believes that if they have a style that promotes the principles that are typically associated with a manager from the U.K then they could still be in the frame.

Hay’s tweet can be seen below:

2) Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray comes up with innovative idea to help Englsih football

Stuart Gray has said that he would support the idea of a cup competition where teams were enforced to play an all British team.

The FA has been working hard to create innovative new ideas to improve the development of young, English footballers.

It has led to much controversy and the ‘League 3’ idea, which would create a new league between League Two and the Conference, was recently rejected by Football League clubs, but Gray believes that a compromise could be made.

“Something has to be done,” he said.

“I personally think there could be something done with one of the cup competitions where you have to play an all-British team."

“I’m always trying to think of how we can give opportunities to British talent.”

3) Rotherham United expecting Kari Arnason to sign new deal

The Sheffield Star are reporting that Rotherham United defender Kari Arnason is set to sign a new contract with the club.

The Icelandic international had been away with his country this week, but Steve Evans is keen to offer him a deal and the club are confident that Arnason will sign it in the near future.

4) New Sheffield United signing, Chris Basham, suggests club will bring in more high profile players

Chris Basham has only been at Sheffield United for two days, but he is already excited by the plans that Nigel Clough has in place.

Clough took over the Blades mid-way through last season and guided them on an impressive run of form to take them away from the relegation zone.

Now, they are targeting promotion and Basham has hinted that Clough is aiming to bring in a host of new players to ensure they are playing Championship football again very soon.

“When you look at the facilities here and the plans that he [Clough] has got with regards to the players he’s looking to come in, well, it speaks for itself really,” he said to the Sheffield Telegraph.

5) Sheffield United will not be buillied into selling Harry Maguire

Nigel Clough is determined to keep Harry Maguire at the club, despite interest from Wolverhampton Wanderers, unless a ‘beneficial’ offer comes in.

Maguire is a known target of Wolves, after the club returned to the Championship last season, and manager Kenny Jackett has reportedly bid up to £2 million to sing the centre-back.

However, Clough has revealed that this offer falls below their valuation of Maguire and they are under no pressure to sell him to the Midlands outfit.

He told the Sheffield Star: “We are not in a position where we want or have to sell. Nothing has altered Harry’s situation.

“I have always maintained that we need more than two centre-halves and he is under contract to us.”

“If something comes in that we deem to be beneficial to us then we’ll discuss it. That’s not happened.”

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