Bookies release odds on next Leeds United manager: Top 10 candidates

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Who could be the next Leeds United boss, if Steve Evans is not kept on?

Uncertainty remains around the future of Leeds United head coach Steve Evans, with the head coach waving goodbye to fans at the weekend.

Evans' contract expires at the end of June, and owner Massimo Cellino has not come out and indicated he will stay.

Bookies SkyBet have released a list of their top 10 candidates to take over from Evans, who is valued at 3/1 to remain in post.

Here is a look at who could be next in line...

Walter Zenga (4/6)

Former Italian international goalkeeper Walter Zenga has forged a career in management since his retirement. Italian website Tuttomercatoweb linked him with Leeds last week. He is currently out of work after a spell managing in the Middle East.

Dougie Freedman (6/1)

Freedman was sacked by Nottingham Forest last month and is currently out of work. He has previously managed Crystal Palace and Bolton Wanderers in the Championship.

David Moyes (10/1)

Former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes is looking for work, dismissed by La Liga side Real Sociedad at the end of last year. Leeds would face big competition to bring him in, potentially from Aston Villa and Celtic.

Nigel Pearson (10/1)

Nigel Pearson laid the foundations for Leicester City's title success, and as a result his stock has never been higher. Pearson has a spiky personality and could be interesting working under Massimo Cellino.

Fabio Cannavaro (10/1)

Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro has a big reputation but he has limited experience as a manager, and this could be one of the most risky choices.

Gus Poyet (10/1)

Poyet is a former Leeds assistant boss who has experience managing in the Premier League with Sunderland. He also helped Brighton win promotion from League One, a side in which Leeds loanee Liam Bridcutt was a key figure.

Steve Bruce (16/1)

Bruce is currently in position at Hull City and this one would be a surprise move. The former Premier League title winner has not been afraid to switch clubs in his career however, and the lure of being the man to finally take Leeds up is a tempting one for most.

Paul Clement (16/1)

Former Real Madrid assistant boss Paul Clement was sacked by Derby County mid-season after eight months in charge. This will give him a point to prove, but Leeds may be better off sticking with Evans, who has more experience in the Championship.

Simon Grayson (16/1)

Former Leeds boss Simon Grayson is highly admired at the club, but for now he remains fully committed to Preston North End, who he got promoted last season.

Chris Coleman (18/1)

Coleman is the Wales international boss, who is currently preparing for Euro 2016. He has club experience with Fulham, but as Leeds could not appoint him until late June, they would be missing a lot of key time to plan.

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