Former Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has is now seen as a potential candidate for Leeds United’s vacant managerial position, according to Sky Sports.
The report claims that interviews for the role are set to take place this week, with former Norwich and Borussia Monchengladbach boss Daniel Farke also one of those heavily linked with the post.
Leeds’ search for a new head coach began upon their relegation from the Premier League last season, as Sam Allardyce – appointed by the Whites as a last desperate roll of the dice – was unable to repeat his famed ‘great escape’ act by keeping the West Yorkshire club in the top-flight.
Other figures linked with the top job at Elland Road include former Fulham and Bournemouth manager Scott Parker, along with current West Bromwich Albion boss Carlos Corberan.
The latter option is viewed by many as the ideal candidate for the managerial position at LS11, given that he was part of legendary Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa’s backroom staff during his time at the club.
Yet, widespread reports appear to indicate that the Whites hierarchy are put off Corberan by his lack of Premier League experience as well as the significant compensation fee required to terminate his contract at The Hawthorns.
Sky Sports’ report supports this suggestion, stating that “no approach has been made at this stage” for the 40-year-old.
Leeds’ appointment of a new head coach is widely expected to happen this week in a bid to give the squad the best possible chance of bouncing straight back into the Premier League next season.