Roberto Di Matteo even-money favourite for Leeds United job

Roberto Di Matteo waves in April 2012
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Bookmakers slash odds on former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo becoming the next Leeds United manager.

Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has emerged as an even-money favourite for the Leeds United vacancy.

The position, which has been opened up following the departure of Neil Warnock, was initially tipped for recently-sacked Reading boss Brian McDermott.

Despite the 52-year-old topping the contenders list, bookmakers have since slashed Di Matteo's odds on returning to management at Elland Road.

The ex-West Bromwich Albion boss has been out of work since getting the boot from Stamford Bridge in November last year.

The 42-year-old guided the Blues to Champions League glory as well as an FA Cup final victory during his eight months in charge of the West London outfit.

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