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Leeds United manager betting update: New favourite, two fresh names in top five

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The latest on the names in the frame to take charge at Leeds United.

Leeds United remain without a permanent manager, but the shortlist of potential candidates has been evolving over the past week.

Just two days ago we published a list of odds regarding the top five candidates for the post, comprising of Beppe Sannino, Simon Grayson, Neil Redfearn, Mark Cooper and firm favourite Steve Clarke.

The landscape has shifted within the last 48 hours, with a new favourite, and two new names in the top five.

According to SkyBet Steve Clarke has slipped from 6/4 favourite to 8/1, where he is now listed as the fourth most likely man to land the job.

Former Watford boss Beppe Sannino remains in the top five, moving from fifth favourite to third, shifting from 9/1 into 6/1.

Slipping out of the top five are former Leeds manager Simon Grayson, from 8/1 out to 16/1, and Swindon boss Mark Cooper, from 3/1 second favourite all the way back to a 20/1 outsider.

The new names in the frame, begin with former Aston Villa assistant Ian Culverhouse, who it is reported by SkySports has submitted an application for the job. His interest is enough to make him 12/1 fifth favourite.

Over the past 24 hours there has been a sharp spike in betting activity on former Real Madrid manager and Manchester United assistant Carlos Queiroz.

The Portuguese is 5/2 on to land the role, and has recently stepped down as manager of Iran after their World Cup exploits.

The new favourite is however, current caretaker manager Neil Redfearn. At 6/4 on the bookies are taking notice of owner Massimo Cellino's praise of the good start he has made, and statement he is in no rush to make an appointment. If he can build on the side's opening win under his command, a permanent position could just be there for the taking.

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