Leeds-linked bosses Grayson and McClaren among early favourites to succeed McCall at Bradford

Stuart McCall manager of Bradford City looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Sheffield United and Bradford City at Bramall Lane on April 17, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

The pair, who are being tipped to follow Thomas Christiansen at Leeds United, have emerged in the running for the Bradford City job.

Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen leaves the field during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on January 13, 2018 in Ipswich,...

Two managers tipped to succeed Thomas Christiansen at Leeds United are among the early frontrunners for the Bradford City job, with bookmakers SkyBet.

Simon Grayson and Steve McClaren, who are both out of work after leaving Championship jobs in 2017, are among those to be mentioned in connection with the Leeds vacancy, following Christiansen's sacking on Sunday evening.

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County at Stadium of Light on August 4, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

However, Grayson - a lifelong Leeds fan who managed the Whites between 2008 and 2012 - is as short as 3/1 to be named Bradford's next boss, just hours after the departure of Stuart McCall - another with links to Elland Road.

McClaren - who has since been distanced from the Leeds post - is at 8/1, behind second favourite Hannes Wolf (7/2).

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Wolf - who led VFB Stuttgart to promotion back to the Bundesliga last season - was sacked at the end of January.

Despite losing each of their last five League One fixtures, Bradford remain in the play-off positions with a cushion of two points.

According to the Yorkshire Post, Leeds hope to make an appointment within the next 24 hours.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

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