Leeds United Eye Move For Martin O’Neill Following Warnock Departure

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Leeds United are reportedly looking to bounce back from Neil Warnock’s departure as manager yesterday be offering Martin O’Neill a route back into football, according to the Telegraph.

Warnock ended his 13 month spell in charge of the Championship club yesterday by claiming he’d taken them as far as he could following their 2-1 defeat to Derby County.

The club are now firmly rooted in 12th place in the table, eight points off of a playoff spot and they now look set to miss out on promotion yet again. Warnock was hired for his track record of getting team’s promoted, but he had fallen short this time around.

O’Neill was dismissed from his post as manager of Sunderland after the club’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at the weekend and has been replaced by the controversial Paolo Di Canio. O’Neill had been in the job since December 2011, and after some initial success he couldn’t replicate the good form of last season into the current campaign.

It’s thought, though, that O’Neill wants to take a short break following his sacking and will look for a new post over the summer. Leeds have identified him as their top target and are reportedly willing to wait for the Northern Irishman until he’s ready to talk.

Also high on the list is former Bolton and Burnley boss, Owen Coyle. The Scot left Bolton in October following a poor start to the season but his stock remains high amongst Championship clubs.

Leeds are hoping to return to the Premier League following a nine year exile.

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