Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani is considering Aitor Karanka as the club’s next manager if a new deal with Garry Monk can’t be agreed, according to TEAMtalk.
The report details that the Whites want to hand current boss Monk another 12-month deal at Elland Road, but that he is keen for a long-term contract after guiding them to seventh last season.
It is understood that former Middlesbrough boss Karanka is being eyed up by Radrizzani, who completed his full takeover of the Yorkshire giants on Tuesday.
TEAMtalk state that Leeds have offered Victor Orta the role of technical director following his recent departure from Middlesbrough and he has already advised a move for available Karanka who is currently without a job.
Karanka was dismissed from his duties at the Riverside in March and Boro went on to be relegated from the Premier League.
However, the Spaniard helped Boro bet into the top flight in the first place and has shown he is more than capable in the Championship.
He guided them to a play-off final defeat in the 2014/15 season, before obtaining them to automatic promotion in the next year.
Leeds fell just short of the play-offs this season and it’s Radrizzani’s aim to get the Yorkshire club back in the Premier League.
Monk proved to be a highly successful and popular manager during his first 12 months at Elland, but is only set to get a further year.