Nigel Adkins ‘lined up to replace Warnock at Leeds

AXED Southampton boss Nigel Adkins has been lined up to replace under-fire Leeds United manager Neil Warnock, it was reported today.


Leeds face Manchester City in the FA Cup fifth-round clash with Warnock’s future in doubt.

Angry Leeds fans changed “Warnock out” after Tuesday night’s defeat at Middlesbrough.

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Today there were reports that Leeds’s new owner, the Dubai-based private equity group GFH Capital has moved to bring in a new man.

They are said to have sounded out Adkins, who left Southampton despite taking the club into the Premier League.

He has already turned down a job with Huddersfield Town in the Championship.

But he is said to relish the prospect of running a big-name club like Leeds, either in the close season or sooner if Warnock is sacked.

GFH Capital has itself been the subject of a new proposed takeover.

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