Report: Leeds United show interest in Conference boss Martin Allen

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Leeds United are reportedly interested in Barnet boss Martin Allen.

Martin Allen is the latest name to be linked with the Leeds United boss, according to The Mail.

Allen has this season guided Barnet to promotion from the Conference into League Two, achieving this just last weekend.

The paper report Allen, nicknamed 'Mad Dog', is out of contract this summer similar to Neil Redfearn's situation at Leeds United with his future as yet unresolved.

Allen is attracting interest from Portsmouth and Leeds United, with an offer on the table from manager less Pompey.

The report states: "Leeds are also looking to replace Neil Redfearn and are impressed with Allen, whose titles with Gillingham and Barnet were achieved on shoestring budgets."

That sounds ominous in terms of potential money being available to spend this summer for Leeds, who are still awaiting the Football League to officially end their transfer embargo.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink of Burton Albion just yesterday played down reports linking him to Leeds, speaking to the BBC.

Allen has experience managing Leicester City, Gillingham, Barnet, Brentford, MK Dons, and Cheltenham Town and in his playing days represented QPR, Portsmouth and West Ham.

He has a managerial history almost as inconsistent in terms of length of time spent at any club which would suggest he may not last long under Leeds owner Massimo Cellino's hire and fire regime. Neil Redfearn is the third head coach Leeds have had this season, following Dave Hockaday and Darko Milanic who lasted nine Championship games combined.

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