Leeds linked manager Ivan Juric confirms talks with foreign clubs, denies Genoa agreement

The Crotone manager has been linked with a move to Leeds this week.

It is looking increasingly likely that Leeds United will be appointing a new manager this summer, with Steve Evans’s position at the club looking extremely unstable.

Plenty of names have been mentioned as potential candidates to take over, including some based in Italy.

One such name is Ivan Juric.

TuttoMercatoWeb reported earlier in the week that Leeds were interested in Juric, but that he seemed more likely to be heading to Genoa instead.

Juric has now been speaking about his future. He told Il Secolo XIX this weekend that he has no agreements with any team and that he had spoken to foreign clubs regarding his future:

"I have not made ​​any agreement with any company.

“I will decide my future with President Vrenna.

"It's true. I spoke with (Genoa president Enrico) Preziosi, but also with other Italian clubs and presidents of foreign clubs.

“There are so many options that I am considering and take all decisions together with (Crotone) President (Raffaele) Vrenna because there is a great relationship between us.

“The final choice will depend on feelings and the prospects, the feeling you can have as that of last year when, despite having other options, I waited for the call of Crotone. "

The Croatian spent four years at Genoa before retiring in 2010 and has previously been assistant at Inter Milan and Palermo whilst also managing Mantova last season.

This term he has led another former playing club of his, Crotone, to Serie A promotion for the first time in their 106-year history.

Leeds are of course being linked with a heap of names but Juric is considered one of the hottest prospects in Italian management and with owner Massimo Cellino’s Italian links this report seemed to carry credence.

Time will tell what happens at Leeds regarding the manager job but Juric does not seem to have ruled himself out of the running just yet.

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