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Leeds manager favourite choice of Cellino or Jordanian billionaire

Bristol Rovers Manager Darrell Clarke at the end of the match

Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke has to choose who he would rather work under, should he stay, or move to Leeds United.

Prospective new Leeds owner Massimo Cellino arrives at Vicarage Road before the game

Leeds United are to approach Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke about becoming head coach, SkySports report.

On the face of it, the prospects of jumping up to the Championship is a great opportunity, but Clarke may not necessarily jump at a job turned down by MK Dons boss Karl Robinson 24 hours earlier.

Bristol Rovers Manager Darrell Clarke at the end of the match

The worry is over Leeds owner Massimo Cellino, who is already onto his sixth boss in two years, and is looking to replace Steve Evans for no obvious reason other than that he fancies a new approach.

Clarke however has interesting owners already at Bristol Rovers, the rich Al-Qadi family from Jordan.

Bristol Rovers Manager Darrell Clarke at the end of the match

Club president Wael Al-Qadi has already declared an intention to build a new stadium, and has promised evolution rather than revolution. It is the type of approach Leeds fans would have wanted for their own club, and billionaires have the finances Cellino does not.

So far, so good for Clarke, as he led Rovers to promotion by finishing inside the top three in League Two with 85 points.

Al-Qadi, a member of the Jordanian FA, told The BBC last month that he believes Clarke and Rovers are a 'perfect match', and that they communicate daily and openly and have a strong working partnership.

Another promotion this season and Clarke and Rovers could be in the Championship for 2017/18, and he may well resist the temptation to take a career shortcut which would likely land up with him fired sooner rather than later.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino watches from the stands 

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