Yorkshire-bound? Contenders to succeed O'Leary at Elland Road

 

Mick McCarthyPros - Leeds wouldn't have to go to the trouble of selling Ian Harte or Gary Kelly, they'd be the first names on the team-sheet.

Cons - Stephen McPhail would have to move on. And if McCarthy has trouble with fiery midfielders how would he take to Lee Bowyer?

Martin O'Neill

Pros - We were told that he would become the manager of a northern English club with United in their name. This isn't the one anyone had in mind, but who knows?

Cons - He walks on water in Glasgow, he'd have to learn to swim in Leeds.

Sven-Goran Eriksson

Pros - We were told that, next season, he would become the manager of a northern English club with United in their name. This isn't quite the one anyone had in mind, but who knows?

Cons - Could he face working day in, day out with Danny Mills?

Guus Hiddink

Pros - Surely if he can take South Korea to the World Cup semi-finals he can get Leeds back in to the Champions League?

Cons - Since Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink walked out on them Elland Road hates Dutchmen.

Gordon Strachan

Pros - No one stays at Southampton for longer than they have to.

Cons - Hasn't a great record in the transfer market - there's a danger he would offer Leicester City Rio Ferdinand in a direct swap for Frank Sinclair.

Brian Kidd

Pros - Nice man.

Cons - Too nice a man. And he was held solely responsible by the entire contents of Elland Road for Leeds' under- achieving last season. Would be as popular an appointment as Mick McCarthy being made Lord Mayor of Cork.

Alan Curbishley

Pros - Has kept Charlton in the Premiership - we're talking "miracle worker" here.

Cons - Unlikely to switch to Elland Road, he'd only leave Charlton for a big club.

George Graham

Pros - Unemployed.

Cons - Unemployed.

Also quoted...

George Burley, Gary McAllsiter, Terry Venables, Bryan Robson, David Platt,

Peter Taylor,

Roy Hodgson

and Howard Wilkinson.