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Bristol Rovers confirm Leeds are yet to meet demands for Darrell Clarke, new contract offered

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke celebrates at the end of the match

Leeds United haven't met conditions to talk to Darrell Clarke.

Bristol Rovers Manager Darrell Clarke at the end of the match

Bristol Rovers have released a statement on their official website confirming that they have received an approach from Leeds United for manager Darrell Clarke - but they have yet to receive permission to talk to the 38-year-old.

The Whites haven't even confirmed the departure of current manager Steve Evans yet, but chairman Massimo Cellino is widely expected to be in the market for yet another manager this summer.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke

On Monday, MK Dons boss Karl Robinson rejected the chance to take the Elland Road hot seat, as reported by BBC Sport - and now Leeds are making moves for other managers.

Bristol Rovers have confirmed that they have received an approach from Leeds for their manager Darrell Clarke, but Cellino's men appear to have a lot of work to do yet.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke

The Pirates claim that Leeds have yet to meet conditions set out to open talks with the 38-year-old manager, and Rovers have now offered him a new and improved three-year contract to keep him at the club.

It seems like a compensation issue for Leeds right now, and Bristol Rovers are unsurprisingly digging their heels in after enjoying two stunning season under Clarke.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke celebrates at the end of the match

Brought to the club from Salisbury City in 2014, Clarke initially oversaw the club's relegation from League Two to non-league, but with two successive promotions under the impressive Clarke, Bristol Rovers are back in League One.

As one of the top young managers in the Football League, it's no surprise that Leeds are keen - but it seems like a deal is some way off being struck so far.

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