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Leeds United turn to Arne Slot in managerial search

Leeds United have approached Arne Slot as they continue their hunt for a new manager, according to The Independent.

Slot has caught the eye over the last 18 months, reaching the final of the inaugural edition of the Europa Conference League with Feyenoord and sitting top of the Eredivisie table this season.

A move to English football could now be on the cards for the 44-year-old, who has never managed outside the Netherlands in his six-and-a-half-year stint as a head coach.

Since Jesse Marsch’s dismissal, Leeds have approached several candidates but they have not had any luck.

West Bromwich Albion’s Carlos Corberan and Rayo Vallecano’s Andoni Iraola have turned down the chance to take the reins at Elland Road over the last couple of days.

Leeds were forced to make yesterday’s trip to Manchester United with caretaker manager Michael Skubala in charge, but he had earlier ruled himself out of contention to be hired permanently.

“I’m happy to support the club and look after the club at this moment in time while they work really hard to find the new head coach,” Skubala said in his pre-match press conference.

“I’ll go back to my old role once this is done. I’ll just do the best job I can do.

“I’ve been in a few jobs where changes happen quickly. I’ve seen change quite a lot. In these moments, it’s about being calm.”

Courtesy of the draw against Man United last time out, Leeds have now moved a point clear of the relegation zone.

They will have a second meeting in four days against their long-standing rivals on Sunday and will hope to have sorted out their managerial vacancy by then.

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