Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino wants a vengeful manager at the club next season, here's a look at who he could mean.
Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino told the Sunday Mirror he has an 'angry' boss lined up to replace Neil Redfearn.
He stated: "This new coach is angry – and he wants revenge. Just like me.”
Here is a look at five possible candidates who may fit the bill...
Brentford are surprisingly allowing Warburton to leave, despite the manager leading the club into the play-offs this season. The 52-year-old has previously worked as a sporting director and showed at Brentford his nous for identifying and giving chances to talented youngsters. He may feel slighted at being axed by the Bees, and determined to prove a point by leading another Championship side to promotion.
Gus Poyet has a history at Leeds, working as assistant boss to Dennis Wise, before leaving for a role at Tottenham. His managerial career showed promise at Brighton but hit a wall at Sunderland, being fired earlier this year. The Uruguayan is an outspoken character who may or may not mesh well with Cellino, but it's certainly conceivable to see him angry and fired up, and wanting to salvage his reputation.
Paolo di Canio
The ultimate angry boss? Di Canio was Poyet's predecessor at Sunderland and just like at Swindon Town before, fell out with players and anybody who dared cross him. He would likely not last long under compatriot Cellino, but the pairing would make an intriguing duo. He did have some success at both clubs, helping Swindon achieve promotion and Sunderland avoid relegation, but this one may not be a wise move.
Felix Magath had a disastrous spell with Fulham, and could not be blamed for wanting another crack at English football to show his true ability. Magath is a former Bundesliga winner and has real pedigree, and this could be enough to attract Massimo Cellino into appointing him. Be warned though, Magath is a strict disciplinarian, and Leeds' players would be in for a rough ride.
The ultimate revenge story? Fired after six games without a win, could Slovenian boss Darko Milanic make a stunning return to Leeds to prove last year was just bad luck? He is still on the payroll at Leeds, and with Massimo Cellino in charge, well, nothing can be ruled out can it?