Former Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has poked a jibe at Mark Hughes, claiming that he doesn't think he is the man to take the reins at Elland Road.

Warnock parted company with the Yorkshire based club on Monday and believes that the job is not suited for the Welshman.

The former Manchester City boss, Hughes, was the man who replaced Warnock last season at Queens Park Rangers, but 10 months later found himself out of the door at Loftus Road.

The 64-year-old Warnock feels that the club needs an experienced manager to take the job, and this view has been echoed by Leeds legend Norman Hunter.

Leeds are on a dreadful run of form and find themselves just five points above the relegation places in the second tier of English football. 

The Championship club will hope to appoint a new manager within the near future, with Brian McDermott and Owen Coyle on the shortlist with Hughes to takeover at Leeds.

"I personally hope Mark Hughes follows me again and destroys another team of mine," he said, according to Sky Sports.

"I don't think it's a club for a young manager. There is so much going on behind the scenes it is ridiculous really. It needs somebody who has seen it all and done it all.

"I laugh when I see some of these names. A) We can't afford the compensation and B) do you think Mark Hughes would want Leeds United at the moment?

"It's a hard one but there are a lot of applicants."

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