Leeds United fans react on Twitter to John Sheridan manager claims

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If Massimo Cellino believes appointing an ex-Leeds player will placate fans, he may be wrong.

If bookies odds are anything to go by then John Sheridan is the runaway favourite to be next Leeds United head coach.

While Steve Evans remains officially in post, his future is uncertain, with notorious 'manager eater' club owner Massimo Cellino debating whether to stick or twist.

SkyBet currently list Sheridan as short as 1/6, with Fabio Cannavaro next at 8/1.

Sheridan is currently employed by League One side Oldham Athletic, starting his second spell at the club in January.

He is a fan favourite at Leeds, spending nearly the entire 80s as a Whites player, before being sold by Howard Wilkinson.

Seeing Sheridan in the dugout would evoke old memories and in a perfect world, spark success, but Leeds fans are more hardened than to believe in fairy-tales, and seemingly would prefer a safer option.

Sheridan has not managed at a higher level than League One, and does not have any managerial credentials which suggests he is an upgrade on the incumbent Steve Evans.

The reaction from supporters online shows concern for Sheridan, and for the direction of the club. Fans will no doubt get beghinf their dormer hero, but that does not mean they are sold it will be a success.

Here is a look at the reaction on Twitter to the falling price on the Irishman taking over...

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