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Report: Mark Warburton and Gus Poyet both turn down Leeds United job

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Gus Poyet and Mark Warburton have both turned down the chance to manage Leeds United, according to reports.

According to The Sun, Brentford manager Mark Warburton and former Sunderland boss Gus Poyet have both rejected the chance to take over at Leeds United.

The Whites are expected to part company with manager Neil Redfearn in the very near future, after president Massimo Cellino called the Leeds boss 'a baby' in an interview with the Daily Mirror.

Now, the attention turns to finding another manager to take the reins at Elland Road, with the BBC reporting that Cellino has held talks with ex-Brentford and Wigan boss Uwe Rosler, and the German is now the clear favourite to take over from Redfearn.

However, The Sun believe that Cellino had other, more ambitious targets in mind - but two of them rejected the chance to manage Leeds.

The first is Warburton, who despite leading Brentford to promotion from League One last season and into the Championship play-offs this term, is leaving Griffin Park in the coming weeks, as confirmed by the club back in February.

The 52-year-old ironically replaced Rosler as Bees boss at the end of 2013, but has allegedly turned down the Leeds job as he wanted to bring in his own team around him - something Cellino seemingly wasn't willing to accept.

The Sun also add that Poyet, who served as assistant manager at Leeds between 2006 and 2007, has snubbed the opportunity to return to Elland Road as the Whites can't match his financial demands.

The Uruguayan was recently sacked by Sunderland and may look to return to management this summer - but with Leeds seemingly choosing Rosler, Cellino appears to have moved on from the idea of appointing either Warburton or Poyet if reports are to be believed.

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