Twist in Leeds manager hunt? Gustavo Munua becomes shock contender

Uruguay's Nacional coach Gustavo Munua gestures during the Libertadores Cup quarterfinal second leg football match against Argentina's Boca Juniors at the 'Bombonera' stadium in Buenos...

Is there a twist in Leeds United's pursuit of a new manager?

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United are hoping for a quick appointment after sacking Paul Heckingbottom and it strongly appears Marcelo Bielsa will be the next boss.

After being linked by El Correo last week, Bielsa has emerged as the runaway favourite

But it just wouldn't be Leeds without a bit of late drama.

Goalkeeper Gustavo Munua of Levante reacts during the la Liga match between Real Madrid and Levante at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on February 12, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.

A new name has entered the running with Paddy Power slashing the odds on Gustavo Munua landing the job.

Munua is third favourite, priced at 15/2 behind Bielsa and Claudio Ranieri, ahead of Mick McCarthy and Steve Bruce.

So who is Gustavo Munua?

Munua might be more familiar as a goalkeeper than a coach, only retiring three years ago.

The 40-year-old earned 21 caps for Uruguay and played for six years for Deportivo, before a long stint with Levante.

Uruguay's Nacional coach Gustavo Munua gestures during the Libertadores Cup quarterfinal second leg football match against Argentina's Boca Juniors at the 'Bombonera' stadium in Buenos...

Munua is shortly to become available after news broke last week his contract with Deportivo B will end on June 30 with the club not seeking to renew it, Futebol Latino reported.

He has held two previous jobs as a first team manager, with Nacional in Uruguay and then LDU in Ecuador, before moving to Spain.

Munua would be a far more underwhelming appointment than Marcelo Bielsa, but with Leeds you can never rule anything out.

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