Dominic Matteo Surprise Name Linked With Vacant Leeds United Managerial Post

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Former Elland Road defender linked with top job.

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Former Leeds defender, Dominic Matteo, has emerged as a shock favourite to take over the reins as manager of the club according to The Express.

The 38-year-old made just under 150 appearances for the Yorkshire club during a four-year spell at the club beginning in 2000 and was a part of the squad that enjoyed an unexpected run to the Champions League semi-final in 2001.

Matteo was forced to retire at the age of 35 thanks to injury and has been working in the media as a pundit since then but odds have been suspended by the bookies on him taking over at Elland Road.

He had been seen as a 100-1 shot, but is now suddenly seen at 6-1 just a week after Neil Warnock stepped down from the post.

The six cap Scotland international began his career at Liverpool before moving to Leeds. He then spent an injury ravaged three years at Blackburn Rovers and ended his career at Stoke City.

It was whilst at Stoke that he gained his UEFA coaching qualifications and he’s said to be very interested in taking charge at his former club as once again they look set to miss out on a playoff spot.

Leeds took a blow this weekend by going down 2-1 to Charlton Athletic and the club will want to install the right man quickly as they look to halt the slide this season and build for a fresh challenge next term.

So far everyone from Martin O’Neill to Brian McDermott have been mooted as potential candidates.

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