Report: Leeds United negotiating with Steve Kean as well as Garry Monk

Blackburn manager Steve Kean

Steve Kean remains a target for Leeds United.

Blackburn manager Steve KeanBlackburn manager Steve Kean

Italian website Tuttomercatoweb are claiming Leeds United are in negotiations with Steve Kean about the vacant management position.

Steve Evans was formally notified yesterday he will not receive a contract extension for next season, and Leeds are now looking for a new head coach.

The report claims to be an exclusive, claiming Leeds have made contact with Kean, claiming he is the main candidate for the manager's position.

Swansea manager Garry MonkSwansea manager Garry Monk

This conflicts with SkySports who claim Garry Monk is the top candidate, and that Leeds have being holding talks with the former Swansea City boss today.

Kean's only spell in management in England came at Blackburn Rovers, where he took over from Sam Allardyce and managed in the Premier League before they were relegated to the Championship.

Blackburn manager Steve Kean during trainingBlackburn manager Steve Kean during training

He is currently managing in Singapore for Brunei DMM, who he led to the league title in 2015. His appointment would be a controversial one given that his reputation in the UK is based on his poor but character building spell at Blackburn, and he would return with a point to prove.

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