Waiting Game For Adkins

20 February 2013 02:05
Leeds United will be forced to bide their time before officially courting Nigel Adkins with the former Southampton manager still to agree the terms of his departure from St Mary's.

The YEP report that Adkins - likely to be prime candidate for the manager’s job at Elland Road if and when Neil Warnock steps aside - has yet to reach a settlement over his contract with Southampton, who sacked the 47-year-old last month.

Adkins, replaced by Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino, far right, is effectively on gardening leave and unable to negotiate with potential employers until his pay-off is finalised.

The League Managers Association were contacted by the YEP but declined to comment. Adkins, left, was unavailable for comment.

United appear to be in the market for a new boss after Warnock admitted on Sunday he was willing to make way with promotion to the Premier League slowly slipping away and his contract ending in June.


Source: LeedsUtdMAD