Crotone president comments on difficulty of keeping Leeds United linked manager Ivan Juric

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Giuseppe Ursino admits that keeping Juric is looking increasingly difficult.

Leeds have been linked with plenty of new managers recently, with the future of Steve Evans increasingly looking like being away from Elland Road.

One name that has been tentatively mentioned is Crotone manager Ivan Juric.

TuttoMercatoWeb reported last week that Leeds were interested in Juric, but that he seemed more likely to be heading to Genoa instead.

Juric then spoke about his future. He told Il Secolo XIX at the weekend that he had not agreed a contract with any team and that he had spoken to foreign clubs regarding his future.

Now Crotone’s president Giuseppe Ursino has admitted his club are not looking likely to keep hold of the Croatian manager.

Ursino told Stop and Goal:

"Monday we will know the outcome but there are many difficulties.

"It depends on him - we would like to keep him.

"We do not want him to leave. Many teams are looking at him. It is only right that he decides what he wants to do.

"We are doing the impossible to keep him but we will accept any decision he makes."

This will of course immediately spark some Leeds talk but the reports in Italy continue to suggest that Juric is far more likely to be taken over at Genoa in the summer.

The Croatian spent four years at Genoa before retiring in 2010.

This term he has led Crotone, another former club, to their first ever Serie A promotion.

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