Massimo Cellino says a lot of managers want the Leeds United job

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

Leeds United owner says he has lots of options, despite reported knockbacks.

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

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino claims he is inundated with options when it comes to deciding the club's next head coach, The Mirror report.

This is despite the ongoing manager hunt so far from the outside looking farcical at times, with Steve Evans still in position while Leeds court alternatives, receiving reported knockbacks along the way.

Leeds United manager Steve EvansLeeds United manager Steve Evans

Cellino said: "For the first time in England, I have a lot of good managers willing to come to us at Leeds United.

"I have a good feeling. I cannot make a mistake this time! My players need someone special."

Since buying a majority stake in Leeds United in 2014, Cellino's gut feel for searching out managers has let him down, and he is already looking for his seventh.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson appeals to the assistant refereeMK Dons manager Karl Robinson appeals to the assistant referee

Despite Cellino claiming to be inundated with options, reports suggest otherwise, with SkySports claiming League One boss Karl Robinson turned down the role.

Italian based bosses linked to the role Beppe Iachini and Ivan Juric have both agreed to take up positions elsewhere, and the club are currently engaged with a protracted pursuit of Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke.

Cellino is setting this up as his final roll of the dice, but the worry is that he will lose patience too with Clarke and end up searching for another head coach mid-season.

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

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