Former Reading boss Brian McDermott is favourite for the job at Leeds United.

Neil Warnock left Leeds yesterday after offering his resignation.

McDermott and ex-Bolton boss Owen Coyle will put themselves forward for the post, says Press Association Sport , while the club regards Brighton's Gus Poyet highly.

Former captain Richard Naylor, who has taken the club's under-18 side through a title-winning season, is also expected to be mentioned as a candidate.