Leeds hold talks with Spaniard Sanchez

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Leeds United are speaking to Spaniard Victor Sanchez about taking over as their new manager but he is not the club’s first choice, according to a reliable journalist.

Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Phil Hay took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to deliver some updates in the club’s search for a successor Gary Monk.

This come after ESPN FC reporter Pete O’Rourke claimed United would appoint their new boss by the end of this week.

Asked for the latest information from Leeds fans, Hay responded on his personal Twitter account that the Championship outfit are in talks with Sanchez, 41, “but there are other coaches they’s prefer”.

Hay explained that Sanchez “comes into play if other options don’t happen” and added that new owner Andrea Radrizzani was very keen on appointing Reading manager Jaap Stam.

However, Stam’s agent insisted his client wanted to either remain at the Madejski Stadium or join a Premier League club after Reading were denied promotion to the Premier League only by a play-off final penalty shoot-out against Huddersfield at the end of last month.

Sanchez’s record has met with criticism from Leeds supporters, who are not enamoured at the prospect of him replacing Monk.

The Spaniard has been sacked from all three of his managerial positions to date at Real Betis, Deportivo La Coruna and Olympiakos, with none lasting more than one season.

He lasted less than two months at Greek giants Olympiacos, being sacked after a Champions League exit at the hands of Israeli outfit Hapoel Beer Sheva.

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