GUS POYET and Brian McDermott have both been mentioned as possible contenders to replace Neil Warnock at Leeds and both men are understood to be interested in the vacancy.
Poyet is currently in charge of promotion-chasing Brighton, while McDermott is out of work after leaving Reading last month.
It is understood Uruguayan Poyet would consider a return to Elland Road if an approach was made. The 45-year-old was a popular assistant to Dennis Wise between in 2006 and 2007.
Leeds' owners GFH Capital have placed Neil Redfearn in temporary charge until they can get the man they want.
McDermott talked up Leeds' credentials when asked about the position and is known to be interested.
GFH Capital completed their seven-month takeover of the club in December.
"I was instrumental in getting them (GFH) on board," Warnock said yesterday. "They are not really football people but are aware of the quality we need now."