Three Watford players Walter Mazzarri could target for Leeds United if appointed

Watford manager Walter Mazzarri

Walter Mazzarri is a candidate for the Leeds United job.

Watford manager Walter MazzarriFormer Watford manager Walter Mazzarri

Leeds United were rocked yesterday by head coach Garry Monk handing in his resignation.

Shortly before the club's official website announced they had accepted Monk's decision, former Watford boss Walter Mazzarri was linked with the role.

Gianluca di Marzio reported Leeds had made an approach to Mazzarri, who is on the lookout for a new job and is weighing up several offers.

Here is a look at three Watford players the former Inter boss could look to sign for Leeds if he takes the role.

Craig Cathcart

Northern Ireland's Craig Cathcart in action with Poland's Bartosz KapustkaNorthern Ireland's Craig Cathcart in action with Poland's Bartosz Kapustka

Northern Ireland centre-back Craig Cathcart could benefit from stepping down a division, having played irregularly this past season.

Leeds need a new centre-back with Kyle Bartley heading back to Swansea City, and Cathcart, 28, has experience playing in the Championship.

His versatility to also play at right-back makes him an even more attractive option to have at hand over the course of a long campaign.

Jerome Sinclair

Watford's Jerome Sinclair scores their second goalWatford's Jerome Sinclair scores 

Previously a star of Liverpool's academy, Sinclair quit the Reds for first team football at Watford.

It didn't work out with Mazzarri feeling he was better suited to a Championship loan at Birmingham, and the manager could consider bringing him to Leeds if he is appointed.

Sinclair can play as a winger or a striker and at just 20-years-old fits the profile of players Leeds should look to sign.

Adrian Mariappa

Watford's Adrian Mariappa in action with Chelsea's Eden Hazard and KenedyWatford's Adrian Mariappa in action with Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Kenedy

Experienced centre-back Adrian Mariappa like Cathcart could fill the void left by Kyle Bartley.

The Jamaican defender is in his second stint at Watford but would be ideal for Leeds given his experience.

The 30-year-old has over 180 Championship appearances to his name and would be an ideal partner for Pontus Jansson.

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