Report: Cellino considered targeting Mark Cooper as possible Leeds boss

Swindon Town

Leeds United were reportedly targeting a move for Swindon boss Mark Cooper before edging towards Uwe Rosler.

According to The Sun, Leeds United considered a move for Swindon Town boss Mark Cooper, but will seemingly offer the job to Uwe Rosler.

The Whites do still have Neil Redfearn in charge, and despite a decent season, it appears that he will be leaving the club after president Massimo Cellino called Redfearn 'a baby' during a recent interview with the Daily Mirror.

The BBC now report that former Brentford and Wigan boss Uwe Rosler has been in talks with Leeds over becoming the club's new manager, with the German now fully expected to be appointed in the coming days.

However, The Sun believe that Cellino did consider other options before pressing ahead with Rosler - and one of those is allegedly Cooper.

Cooper, 46, was born in West Yorkshire before a 22-year playing career, and whilst he struggled as Peterborough boss in the 2009-10 season - winning just once in 13 games - he has certainly rebuilt his reputation as Swindon Town manager this season.

The Robins are into the League One play-off final this Sunday against Preston, who are ironically managed by ex-Leeds boss Simon Grayson, and Cooper has earned plenty of plaudits for the attractive brand of football currently on offer under his management.

Despite his success this season, Leeds appear set to go with Rosler instead - though it does at least show that Cellino has been doing his homework on managers rather than what had previously appeared to be a scattergun approach.

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