Three reasons Phil Parkinson must not be the new Leeds United manager
According to reports in the Daily Mail, Bolton Wanderers boss Phil Parkinson has emerged as frontrunner to succeed Garry Monk as Leeds United manager.
The Yorkshire outfit were shocked by the resignation of Monk last month with the 38-year-old and new owner Andrea Radrizzani unable to come to an agreement over extending his initial 12-month rolling contract, and it means the Whites are looking for their seventh permanent manager in just the last three years.
After a number of disappointing seasons of finishing mid-table in the Championship, Leeds found themselves in the play-off positions for the majority of the campaign before a poor run of form at the end of the season saw them finish seventh.
Radrizzani will be aware that his new man needs to be able to build on that progress if the club are to finally return to the Premier League for the first time since 2004.
Here are three reasons Leeds must not appoint Parkinson as their new manager…