Former Elland Road midfielder Johnny Giles has added his voice to calls for Leeds United to appoint Neil Warnock as their new manager.
Giles talked up the 63-year-old’s claim to the post by insisting the ex-Sheffield United boss had proven his ability to handle the pressure of managing Leeds in the Championship with promotions to the Premier League with both Sheffield United and QPR.
Giles said: “He’s done the job in terms of getting promotion and that’s all Leeds would be worried about, and their supporters.
“What Leeds need is someone who can get them promotion and Neil Warnock’s done that. Some of these younger coaches haven’t. But it’s always a gamble and it’s the most important decision a club can make.”
Warnock is currently negotiating a financial settlement with QPR, who sacked him last month, and is unlikely to be free to accept an offer from Elland Road until an agreement is reached.
Giles, meanwhile, admitted he felt sympathy for Grayson whose three-year tenure ended a week ago.
“He did a good job under very difficult circumstances,” the former Republic of International said.