Warnock ready as Leeds prepare to move

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Former Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock is ready to return to management, with Championship side Leeds understood to be his likely destination.

The 63-year-old is a free agent after losing his job at QPR last month, and has been linked with the vacancies at Wolves and former club Huddersfield, both of whom parted company with their managers this week.

But Elland Road seems to be Warnock`s next home, with United owner Ken Bates looking to fill the gap created by Simon Grayson`s departure on February 1.

Warnock was photographed meeting Bates and Leeds chief executive Shaun Harvey in Bates` home city of Monaco yesterday, and we understand he has been interviewed for the post.

Writing in his column in the Independent this morning, Warnock admitted he is ready to return to the dugout.

“It’s been an interesting week,” he said.

“There are possibilities cropping up that may offer the chance to get back into the game and I have to admit they whet my appetite.

“There are good clubs looking for a manager - my old club Huddersfield, one of the top six clubs in England in Leeds, as well as Premier League Wolves.

“All top clubs and each offers a different opportunity for the right person. I’m not writing anything off regarding taking a job on until the end of the season.”

Leeds face Doncaster today, with temporary manager Neil Redfearn preparing for the fourth of his scheduled games in charge.

He has so far won one and lost two, with Leeds slipping down to 11th in the table as a consequence.

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