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Hannes Wolf emerges as early favourite for Leeds United job

Young manager was let go by Stuttgart in January

VfB Stuttgart v 1. FSV Mainz 05 - Bundesliga Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Bongarts/Getty Images

An early favourite seems to be emerging as a possible replacement for Thomas Christiansen at Leeds United. Former Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund youth manager Hannes Wolf has been linked with the head coaching position at Leeds.

Wolf is thought of very highly in Germany after being a very successful youth coach at Borussia Dortmund. He took Stuttgart up from the 2.Bundesliga last season and was recently sacked at Stuttgart, with the club sitting in 14th place, two places and three points away from the relegation play-off place.

Wolf shows a lot more tactical flexibility than Thomas Christiansen ever did as manager at Leeds, so it would be a welcome change to see a manager who changes things up every once in a while if “Plan A” isn’t working.

Wolf would be another progressive appointment at the club instead of another retread. It would be nice to see a manager with new ideas and new tactics come in to be the “head coach” at the club instead of the same five or six names that always seem to bounce around in England. Steve McClaren, who had been seen in the director’s box against Cardiff City, is apparently not in the running for the job, and that’s a good thing.

Marco Silva seems to be a fan favourite as well, but with all of the links to Wolf, we’ll see if he comes in and takes Leeds to glory, or at least gets some better results with the players at the club.