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Dave Hockaday a shock front-runner for Leeds United job

By The Citizen  |  Posted: June 02, 2014

By Pete Orchard

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Dave Hockaday is among the favourites for the Leeds United job

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Former Forest Green manager Dave Hockaday has emerged as a shock contender for the vacant Leeds United job.

Sacked by Conference Premier side Rovers last October, Hockaday has been quoted as favourite or second favourite for the Elland Road post by six different bookmakers.

The 56-year-old has been listed among the likes of Gianfranco Zola, Benito Carbone and Gianluca Festa.

He spent more than four years in charge at the at the New Lawn but was axed after a run of seven defeats in eight matches.

Other names mentioned in the betting include Neil Redfearn, who has managed Leeds twice on an interim basis, Tim Sherwood, Chris Hughton and former Whites boss Simon Grayson.

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I’m planning a new coach. I have 10 coaches to meet this week.”

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