Steve Parkin wants to appoint David Moyes as Leeds United manager if he completes his takeover of the club, according to reports.
Multi-millionaire Parkin, who owns non-league Guiseley, is understood to be in talks with Massimo Cellino over a £30million takeover of Leeds, and the Mirror are reporting the haulage tycoon would make a move for former Manchester United boss Moyes.
The Scot was sacked by Real Sociedad earlier this week and is eyeing a return to England in the hope of rebuilding his reputation following his disastrous spell at Old Trafford.
Current Leeds manager Steve Evans only took the reins at Elland Road last month after replacing Uwe Rosler, and it is believed Parkin would first give the former Rotherham boss the chance to continue his promising start in the dugout.
However, conflicting reports in the Daily Mail suggest that controversial owner Cellino, who is appealing his Football League ban, is using Parkin’s interest to create a bidding war for the club.
The Italian had previously said he would sell the club to the supporters group Leeds Fans United, before reneging on that agreement, and has now admitted there are six parties interested in buying the Whites.
Red Bull have previously been linked with a takeover – a suggestion which worried many fans due to their history of rebranding clubs.