Championship rumour mill: Leeds United identify managerial targets

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Whites identify managerial targets

Elland Road.

Elland Road.

Leeds United are targeting Matias Almeyda, Marcelo Bielsa, Steve Bruce and Claudio Ranieri to succeed Paul Heckingbottom at Elland Road, according to Sky Sports.

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