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Five names to enter the Leeds United manager battle, according to bookmakers

Could any of these names take over Steve Evans' position?

Oldham United boss John Sheridan remains the runaway favourite to land the Leeds United job, claim SkyBet, who price his odds as 1/6 on.

But what about the other names who have joined the fray for the Elland Road hotseat?

Well current head coach Steve Evans has actually seen his price dip from 10/1 to 6/1 over the past 24 hours to be in charge on the first day of the 2016/17 season, but there have been a few other interesting names added to the potential candidates too.

Here is a look at five potential bosses, all at this stage rated as outsiders...

Tim Sherwood 18/1

Sherwood, pictured top, is out of work after a poor start to the season with Premier League side Aston Villa, but just months earlier he was being hailed as a future star of management after taking the club to the FA Cup final. With experience at Tottenham Hotspur too, he has a point to prove, and is also in the running for the Derby County job.

Cristian Brocchi 18/1

Brocchi is a surprise name in the frame - because he was just appointed as AC Milan boss last month. Results have been mixed with two wins from five games, and perhaps his spell at the Italian giants could be short lived, but a switch to Leeds seems unlikely.

Steve McClaren 25/1

Former England boss Steve McClaren may be wary of a return to English club football after a disastrous spell with Newcastle. His last Championship run with Derby County ended poorly too, and he would likely become just another of Massimo Cellino's watermelons.

Sinisa Mihajlovic 33/1

Mihaijlovic was the coach AC Milan sacked in early April in favour of Brocchi, and is a high profile name after a stellar playing career. He seems more likely to remain in Italy, with Football Italia reporting yesterday that Torino have reached out to him.

Michael Appleton 33/1

Michael Appleton might just be a little crazy if he takes the Leeds job. He has had spells at basket case clubs Portsmouth and Blackpool, and taking on the poisoned chalice at Cellino's Leeds would be an odd choice. This is mostly because his Oxford United side have just won promotion to League One, and it makes more sense for him to stay put and continue the job he started, now his management career finally has some stability.

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