Rayo Vallecano have blocked Leeds United’s move for head coach Andoni Iraola.
Iraola was a leading contender to fill the vacancy at Elland Road following the sacking of Jesse Marsch having taken the Spanish side to fifth place in LaLiga.
Leeds have been tracking him for a while and Sky Sports News understands Iraola is open to a move to Leeds and the Premier League.
He spent most of his playing career at Athletic Bilbao, playing under former Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa. He also played alongside Leeds winger Jack Harrison for MLS side New York City.
Michael Skubala, Paco Gallardo and Chris Armas have taken temporary charge at Leeds until a replacement for Marsch is found, overseeing their 2-2 draw at Manchester United on Wednesday.
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