Massimo Cellino issues Leeds United manager search update

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The Italian looks set to appoint his seventh manager in two years at Elland Road.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino watches from the standsLeeds United owner Massimo Cellino watches from the stands

Massimo Cellino has issued an update on Leeds United's manager situation, via the Daily Mirror.

Steve Evans, the Italian owner's current head coach, remains under contract until the end of June, but despite his insistence he will return to work on Wednesday following a short break, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post on Monday, the Scot's future at Elland Road looks ominous.

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

Also on Monday, Sky Sports reported that Milton Keynes Dons boss Karl Robinson had spurned the Whites' advances, following a meeting last week.

The following day, Bristol Rovers confirmed an approach had been made by the Championship side for their manager Darrell Clarke, however, the initial offer was deemed unsatisfactory.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell ClarkeBristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke

And, according to Cellino, Leeds' manager search stretches far further afield than England's West Country.

"I've not decided about the manager," the Italian told the Daily Mirror. "I'm in Italy now meeting another before I decide."

The report fails to disclose the identity of the potential new candidate, however, one name heavily linked with the post in recent weeks is that of Crotone boss Ivan Juric.

Odds on the 40-year-old's appointment were slashed dramatically last week, though he is now the fifth favourite with Sky Bet to be in charge of Leeds come the first day of the 2016-17 season.

Picture Supplied by Action Images *** Local Caption *** 2009-02-11T193106Z_01_RSS02_RTRIDSP_3_SOCCER-FRIENDLY.jpgCrotone manager Ivan Juric in action for Croatia

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