Five new names Leeds United should consider for manager's job

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

Leeds United have been linked with a whole host of names to replace Garry Monk, but here are five out-of-work boss's they should at least consider.

Leeds manager Garry Monk

When Leeds United manager Garry Monk announced his shock resignation last month, it knocked Whites fans for six.

After all, while they had narrowly missed out on a play-off place there were plenty of reasons to be positive heading into the next campaign, not least their form for much of the season under the 38-year-old.

Instead, before Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani can think about new signings he needs to appoint a new manager, and he has already been linked with a whole host of potential arrivals.

The problem is, almost all of them are currently employed elsewhere and given the ongoing uncertainty at Elland Road, the likes of David Wagner and Jaap Stam were never going to swap their current clubs for a stint at Leeds.

Here we take a look at five new names that we are surprised have not been thrown into the mix yet...some more likely than others:

Fiorentina coach Paulo Sousa

Paulo Sousa

Former Portugal international Paulo Sousa may not stick around very long at the clubs he manages, but he has developed an impressive habit of winning trophies.

In his managerial career to date he has already guided sides to league titles in Israel and Switzerland while also leading Swansea to their highest finish for 27 years before their Premier League promotion.

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce after the match

Sam Allardyce

Yes, we know Big Sam recently announced his retirement from football management after another great escape, this time with Crystal Palace, but it is still surprising the ill-fated former England boss has not been linked with the Leeds job.

On paper it could be a match made in heaven, and if Radrizzani could somehow convince Allardyce to step back into the spotlight he could be the managerial behemoth Leeds need to finally return to the top flight.

Bruno Labbadia

A left-field name on this list but one with plenty of experience, albeit in German football, Bruno Labbadia has previously managed Bayer Leverkusen, Stuttgart and recently ended his second spell at Hamburg.

The 51-year-old had an impressive playing career in the Bundesliga and he could bring something different to the table at Elland Road.

Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin looks dejected

Francesco Guidolin

Radrizzani has been linked with bringing a few fellow Italians to Leeds already so what chance the experienced Francesco Guidolin joining that list?

He may be 61 and without a job since leaving the Liberty Stadium but he has experience in bucket loads and may feel he has unfinished business in English football.

Sunderland manager David Moyes

David Moyes

David Moyes' reputation has never been the same since he left Everton, but his record on Merseyside and previously at Preston North End should not be ignored and with the right club he could be reborn.

Out of work and surely desperate for redemption, he would be the outsider even on this list but potentially worth a punt by Leeds.

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