Gordon Strachan favourite to take over at Leeds


Former Scotland boss Gordon Strachan is the early favourite to replace Thomas Christiansen at Leeds United, according to our odds.

Christensen was dismissed following the 4-1 defeat at home to Cardiff City on Saturday.

Strachan is 5/2 to take over at Elland Road. He was part of the title-winning side of 1991-92 and made 235 appearances for the club during his playing career.

Simon Grayson isn’t far behind at 5/1 to return for a second spell in charge.

Paul Heckingbotton is third-favourite at 6/1, with Steve McClaren and Marco Silva both 8/1 shots.

Leeds are currently 10th in the Championship, seven points behind the play-off places. They face Sheffield United next in Saturday’s early kick-off.

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Next permanent Leeds manager

Gordon Strachan – 5/2
Simon Grayson – 5/1
Paul Heckingbottom – 6/1
Steve McClaren – 8/1
Marco Silva – 8/1
Hannes Wolf – 10/1
Paul Clement – 12/1
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink – 20/1
Garry Monk – 20/1
Robert Molenaar – 20/1
Harry Kewell – 25/1
Mark Hughes – 25/1
Slaven Bilic – 25/1
David O’Leary – 33/1

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication