Report: Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores is Massimo Cellino's first choice to become Leeds United's next manager

Leeds United are reportedly keen on appointing Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores

According to a report in the Daily Star, Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has identified Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores as his first choice for the job at Elland Road.

Sanchez Flores has impressed during his first season in English football, and he has guided Watford into a mid-table place in the Premier League.

The Hornets also made it into the FA Cup semi-final, but Watford’s board are believed to be considering parting ways with the Spaniard.

Leeds currently have Steve Evans in charge, but the 53-year-old boss is expected to leave in the coming weeks.

The Whites have been linked with the likes of John Sheridan and Karl Robinson so far, but Sanchez Flores’ arrival would be a real statement of intent.

Leeds are determined to make it into the play offs next season, with Cellino promising to offer part refunds to season ticket holders if the Yorkshire side do not make it into the top six.

Leeds finished in 13th place this term, so they have a lot of work to do if they are to climb up the Championship table.

Despite the rumours, Sheridan remains the bookies’ favourite to land the managerial job at Leeds.

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