Rolando Maran (4/6 - favourite)
|We only get shit refs|
That was his last job: sacked for the second time from a struggling club. Five straight defeats is worse than the Hock managed. Unlike Hockaday, however, Maran has quite a lot of experience as a head coach, albeit it at lower-tier Italian clubs. Though his time in charge of both Bari and Vicenza ended in him getting the sack, he did have some success at Varese, whom he led to the Serie B Playoffs Final.
Steve Clarke (7/2)
Clarke's is probably one of the more encouraging names in the frame for the job. Though he's only held one senior role as head coach, when he managed West Brom for around 18 months, Clarke has a good reputation. He's been assistant manager at Chelsea, Newcastle, West Ham and Liverpool and the one season he completed with WBA saw them achieve their highest finish (8th in the Premier League) since 1981.
He's been out of work since leaving the Baggies in December of last year. To my mind he'd be a good fit for Leeds, but what do I know?
Benito Carbone (8/1)
|They get Tom Lees, we get this man?|
As a player, Carbone reached the highest level. As a coach, his greatest distinction was keeping third-tier Pavia safe from relegation in 2011. Apparently fans there dubbed him Harry Potter for the magic he worked. Since then he's been sacked by Varese, where he was replaced by Rolando Maran, and quit as head coach of Saint-Christophe Vallee d'Aoste.
Gary McAllister (8/1)
|Club legend, not yet proven as a manager.|
Since leaving Elland Road at the end of 2008, McAllister has mostly been out of the game, though he did spend some time as Gerard Houllier's assistant at Aston Villa.
Gary Megson (20/1)
Paul Ince (66/1)
|The man played at Inter and Liverpool too but those associations wouldn't be seen as a problem.|
As a former Man U player, would he be accepted at Elland Road?
I'm sorry, I keep seeing flashes of Megson's face in my mind's eye. I'm going to have to go and lie down for a bit. Before I go, one last candidate:
Tony Pulis (18/1)
|At least his appointment would lead to baseball cap sales at the club shop.|