Warnock wanted Reading boss Adkins at Leeds

Leeds United boss Neil Warnock admits he wanted Nigel Adkins to succeed him at Elland Road. Adkins was named Reading manager yesterday.

Leeds United boss Neil Warnock admits he wanted Nigel Adkins to succeed him at Elland Road.

Adkins was named Reading manager yesterday.

"I spoke to Nigel a few weeks ago and told him what a great club Leeds are - what a great opportunity it would be for him here," Warnock told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

"The club need an outstanding candidate and I think you'd put him in that category. But he's obviously weighed everything up and decided that Reading's the best move for him.

"To be fair to Reading, they're a well-run and established club and he'll be safe even if they come down. Then he'll have money, a good squad and every chance of getting them back up. I can see the appeal but I think he'd have been great for Leeds too.

"He was definitely interested. But then you don't really need to sell Leeds United to anyone. The club sells itself."

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