Leeds set to turn to ex-Watford boss

Leeds United are set to appoint former Watford manager Javi Gracia shortly, according to reports.

The 52-year-old Spaniard led the Hornets to an 11th-place finish in the Premier League and a first FA Cup final in 35 years in his only full season in charge, before going on to manage Valencia and Al Sadd in Qatar.

Leeds are struggling above the relegation zone in the Premier League and have won just four league games this season.

The Whites face bottom club Southampton on Saturday in what could well be a six-pointer. The sooner a new manager is appointed the better.