He's ambitious but not stupid - Bristol Rovers fans react to Darrell Clarke Leeds link

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke

Leeds United have approached Bristol Rovers over a move for Darrell Clarke.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell ClarkeBristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke has jumped to the front of the queue of managers being pursued by Leeds United.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Gas confirmed an approach from the Championship side, but stressed that Leeds are yet to meet their demands.

It remains to be seen whether the Whites are planning a renewed bid for the 38-year-old, who's been offered a new three-year deal at the Memorial Stadium, where he's delivered back-to-back promotions.

Bristol Rovers Manager Darrell Clarke at the end of the match

Leeds, of course, already have a manager in the shape of Steve Evans, though the Scot's contract expires at the end of next month.

Despite Evans' insistence he'll return to work on Wednesday following a short break, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, his Elland Road future is looking increasingly bleak.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the gameLeeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans

If the 53-year-old is to be relieved of his duties, he'll be the sixth manager to do so in Massimo Cellino's two-year reign.

And with no head of recruitment, no goalkeeping coach and no pre-season in place at Leeds, most Gasheads fear that if Clarke were to jump ship, he'd be making a fairly sizeable mistake...















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