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Leeds United next manager odds: New favourite emerges, odds cut on ex-Premier League boss

Deportivo La Coruna coach Victor Sanchez

Leeds United are once again searching for a new manager after Garry Monk's departure.

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland RoadGeneral view inside Elland Road

Leeds United were left stunned last month after manager Garry Monk handed in his resignation, less than a year into the role.

Monk, 38, had taken the Leeds job last summer after the Whites picked the former Swansea boss as Steve Evans' replacement, handing Monk a return to football in the process.

Monk looked to be on the verge of guiding Leeds to a play-off place after an initially slow start to life at Elland Road, but a late season collapse saw the Whites only finish in seventh place.

Leeds United manager Gary Monk applauds fans after the matchGarry Monk

Having only penned a one-year deal upon his arrival, many fans were worried about Monk's future with the club – and whilst Leeds wanted to activate a one-year option on his deal, Monk shocked the world by resigning instead, moving on to Middlesbrough on Friday afternoon.

Owner Andrea Radrizzani must now find yet another manager to take the reins at Elland Road – and here are some of the key names in the frame with bookmakers, as compiled by Oddschecker.

Deportivo La Coruna coach Victor SanchezFormer Deportivo La Coruna coach Victor Sanchez

Victor Sanchez: 15/8

The new favourite for the job, Spaniard Victor Sanchez is out of a job after leaving Real Betis in May. A former Real Madrid midfielder who worked with Leeds director of football Victor Orta at Sevilla, Sanchez has endured less-than-impressive spells in charge of Deportivo La Coruna, Olympiacos and Betis, yet he's now the favourite to take the Elland Road job.

Alan Pardew: 3/1

A surprise name in the frame with bookmakers, Pardew has been out of work since losing his job with Crystal Palace in December. There is little indication that Leeds are actually interested in Pardew, but with odds of 3/1, he can't be ignored at this stage. The 55-year-old has been guilty of starting well but fading badly, as was the case with Newcastle and Palace, but he could drop into the Championship to get back into management.

Watford manager Quique Sanchez FloresEx-Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores

Quique Sanchez Flores: 7/2

Former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores had a hot-and-cold spell in English football, and returned to Spain last summer in order to take the reins with Espanyol. Sanchez Flores led Espanyol to an eighth-placed finish in La Liga this past season, but he's now being linked with a move back to England with Leeds. Tonight, his odds have been cut to 7/2, making him one of the leading contenders for the position.

Jaap Stam: 9/2

A shock name in contention according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Stam took Reading to the Championship play-off final this past season, only to lose out to Huddersfield Town. The Dutchman is not only a former Manchester United player, but also had damning comments about Leeds during a spat with Monk, meaning Leeds fans are unlikely to accept him. In truth, a deal for Stam looks unlikely too, but he's still just 9/2 for the job.

Pep Clotet: 8/1

Monk's assistant who hasn't followed him to Middlesbrough, Clotet remains at Leeds and subsequently remains in the running for the managerial job. At 8/1, the Spaniard is drifting slightly, but he could still make a late run for the position if he can impress the Leeds decision makers. His last managerial position came with Malaga B back in 2013, and he has little managerial experience over his career, but would offer continuity in the post-Monk world for Leeds.

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