Former Newcastle United captain emerges as strong contender for next Leeds United manager

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The former Newcastle United captain is being considered by Leeds United as their next manager.

Former Newcastle United midfielder Scott Parker is reportedly among the managers being considered by Leeds United.

The Elland Road outfit are searching for a new boss to lead their Championship promotion bid after their three-year stay in the Premier League came to an end last week.

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Sam Allardyce was given four matches to save the Whites after the replaced Javi Gracia but failed to record a win, with his only point coming via a 2-2 home draw with Newcastle United.

In his exit statement, Allardyce said: “At this stage in my career I am not sure taking on this challenge, which is potentially a long-term project, is something I could commit to, but I wish the club every success for the future and hope the club returns to the Premier League, where they belong.”

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As the search for Allardyce’s successor gets underway, the Daily Telegraph report that Parker is among the candidates Leeds are considering along with Steven Gerrard and Carlos Corberan.

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Parker, who made 73 appearances for Newcastle between 2005 and 2007, has been out of work since March after being sacked by Belgian side Club Brugge following just 67 days in charge.

Former Newcastle United midfielder Scott Parker. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)Former Newcastle United midfielder Scott Parker. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Former Newcastle United midfielder Scott Parker. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Prior to that, the 42-year-old has just led Bournemouth to Premier League promotion, though was sacked just four games into last season - his last match being a 9-0 defeat at Liverpool.

Parker also led Fulham back to England’s top-flight in 2020 but wasn’t unable to keep them up the following season.

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