Departing Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores has become a shock contender to become Leeds United’s next boss.
The 51-year-old Spaniard, who has also managed Valencia and Benfica, announced this morning he will be leaving 13th placed Watford after this weekend’s final Premier League fixtures. He was immediately linked to a role at Elland Road.
Leeds’ current boss, Steve Evans, is still waiting to be informed by the club if his short-term contract will be renewed.
The latest development comes after Leeds president Massimo Cellino informed the media he is ready to sell the club.
Cellino told The Times: “I’ve had enough…I have no happiness any more and don’t know if I have the enthusiasm for the next season. If I could turn back time and you ask whether I would come to this club, I would say never.”
The controversial Italian has been the subject of fans protests this season.
Fans carry coffin to Elland Road’s East Stand entrance, in protest against Cellino pic.twitter.com/WfaYHi3NA7
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) 5 March 2016
Flores image: Franziska/Wikipedia