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Javi Gracia revealed as leading Leeds manager candidate

The Whites are still looking to replace Jesse Marsch...

Al Gharafa v Al Sadd - QNB Stars League
Gracia left his previous role at Al Sadd last summer.
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The Leeds United hierarchy have been under heavy scrutiny for the last few days after they watched their side lose at Goodison Park and subsequently drop into the relegation zone.

The fans have been demanding a response from the board since the full-time whistle, and now they seem to have done so.

Former Watford and Valencia head coach, Javo Gracia is one of two managerial targets for The Whites, with Fabrizio Romano reporting talks between the Leeds board and the Spanish manager.

The 52-year-old reached the FA Cup final during his time with Watford, with his only trophy being the Qatari league title last season. Gracia averaged 1.32 points per game with Watford, overseeing 66 matches.

The Whites are on their fifth attempt at appointing a manager to replace Jesse Marsch, after being unable to secure the services of Iraola, Corberan, Slot and Shreuder.