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Warnock wants Hughes to replace him

Neil Warnock Credit: PA

Former Leeds manager Neil Warnock wants Mark Hughes to replace him at Elland Road so he can "destroy another team of mine". Hughes, 49, has been linked with the managerial vacancy at Leeds following Warnock's departure on Monday.

Warnock told talkSPORT: "I personally hope Mark Hughes follows me again and

destroys another team of mine.

"I don't think it's a club for a young manager. There is so much going on

behind the scenes it is ridiculous really. It needs somebody who has seen it all

and done it all."

"I laugh when I see some of these names. A) We can't afford the compensation

and B) do you think Mark Hughes would want Leeds United at the moment? It's a

hard one but there are a lot of applicants."


Leeds players are 'speculating' about next manager

Leeds players feed kangaroos Credit: ITV

Leeds Utd players Michael Brown and Stephen Warnock admit their side is now in a relegation battle after a 2-1 home defeat to Derby that means they've now gone six games without a win.

Brown also said that he has yet to speak to Neil Warnock, who he also played for at Sheffield Utd, after Warnock's departure last night. Brown went on to say, "the players, like the fans, are speculating as to who will replace him as manager."

McDermott is favourite to replace Warnock

Brian McDermott Credit: ITV

Brian McDermott is the bookies' favourite to replace Neil Warnock with odds of 3/1 this morning, then 5/4. The former Reading manager is followed by Martin O'Neill at 9/2 and Gus Poyet at 7/1.

The Leeds manager quit last night after Leeds lost 2-1 to Derby. Warnock had always maintained he would leave Leeds if the team did not achieve promotion from the npower Championship this season.

Neil Warnock Credit: ITV

With relegation fears now more relevant than Premier League hopes, the club announced his departure in a statement shortly after the game.