Report: Leeds United make formal approach for Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino

Leeds United have made a formal approach to Bristol Rovers, as they look to appoint Darrell Clarke as their next manager.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke

According to a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United have made a formal approach for Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke.

Leeds had identified Milton Keynes Dons manager Karl Robinson as a potential successor to Steve Evans, but he rejected their advances after meeting with Massimo Cellino.

Clarke is next on the Whites’ wishlist of managers, as Massimo Cellino looks to appoint a manager with experience of the lower leagues.

Bristol Rovers Manager Darrell Clarke at the end of the match

Clarke has done an impressive job at Bristol Rovers, and he has guided them to back-to-back promotions in the last two seasons.

The 38-year-old first managed to get the Gas out of the Conference, before leading them to promotion from League Two last season.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke

Clarke’s other managerial experience came when he was in charge of Salisbury Town.

Bristol Rovers are yet to comment on Leeds’ interest in their manager.

Steve Evans is currently under contract at Elland Road, and plans to return to work at Thorp Arch on Wednesday, but he is expected to leave the Yorkshire club in the coming days.

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

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