Three reasons Leeds United would be mad not to appoint Aitor Karanka

Following Garry Monk’s shock resignation last week, Leeds United are once again searching for a new manager and one of the frontrunners for the job is former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka.

Monk left Elland Road after failing to agree new terms to extend his initial 12-month rolling contract, and fans were understandably disappointed with the news considering the 38-year-old made the club a force in the Championship again, despite narrowly missing out on finishing in the play-off positions.

Meanwhile, the Spaniard was sacked by Boro in March following a disappointing Premier League campaign that ended with relegation back to the Championship after just one season back in the top flight.

The unveiling of Victor Orta – who worked with Karanka at the Riverside Stadium – as the Whites’ new director of football this week has only intensified the rumours that the 43-year-old will follow him to Yorkshire.

Here are three reasons Leeds United would be mad not to appoint Aitor Karanka…


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