Now that the oddsmakers have had their say, fans and even former staff of Leeds United are weighing in on Garry Monk’s replacement.
Book makers suggested former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka is the favorite, former team managing director David Haigh tweeted Saturday that Claudio Ranieri would be the best fit for the Whites.
Haigh is now on the executive committee for Penzance AFC in Cornwall.
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani is looking for a new manager following the resignation of Monk last week. Presumably, Monk left the club because Radrizzani only offered a 12-month extension to the ex-Swansea boss.
Other speculation is that Monk already has a new job lined up, perhaps at Middlesbrough or Crystal Palace.
Nonetheless, Leeds fans have dropped their love affair with Monk and some are picking up the torch for Ranieri.
Now my first choice has gone it's got to be Ranieri, although I would take Grayson back!@LUFC— Adam Clements (@adamclem88) May 27, 2017
@andrearadri Claudio ranieri would be great if you could pull it off. Gary monks loss not ours— Phil Clark (@PhilWesley08) May 27, 2017
A season ago, Ranieri took the Foxes to the Premier League championship but parted ways with Leicester City earlier this season.
Earlier today, Marco Silva was taken off the board as Watford FC appointed him their new manager.
Despite the reports of Ranieri being approached by Leeds, he has denied knowing anything about the club’s interest … if there really is any.
Claudio Ranieri on the Leeds vacancy: "I don't know anything about this Leeds story. I haven't spoken to them. I prefer not to speculate." pic.twitter.com/R494Xc3Kmc— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) May 26, 2017
Time will certainly tell what Radrizzani’s plans are for the club, especially following the FC Cup final.