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Neil Warnock has revealed he approached Nigel Adkins about the possibility of taking over at Leeds United.

Last Updated: 02/04/13 at 13:34 Post Comment

Nigel Adkins: New Reading manager

Nigel Adkins: New Reading manager

Warnock has already said he plans to stand down as Leeds boss once their hopes of a play-off place are mathematically extinguished and says he spoke to Adkins before he was appointed Reading boss.

"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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