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49-year-old a shock contender for the Leeds United job

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson has emerged as a possible contender to succeed Garry Monk as manager of Leeds United.

Leeds have been without a manager since Monk shockingly resigned from the club after it placed seventh on the Championship standings last term, narrowly missing out on a place in the promotion playoffs.

This past season, Parkinson was impressive as he worked under a tight budget and brought Bolton back to the Championship at the first attempt which has impressed Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani.

The 49-year-old Parkinson previously won the League two playoffs with Bradford City in 2013 and also impressively led them to the League Cup final as well as FA Cup semi-finals.

Leeds are said to be currently in the process of interviewing candidates for their vacant managerial position. Former Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is currently the favorite to get the job while it has been confirmed that former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri is not in the running.