With Sam Allardyce leaving Leeds United after failing to keep the club up in the Premier League, the Elland Road side need a new manager for next season.

One of the names doing the rounds was that of Régis Le Bris, whose Lorient team were very impressive this season in Ligue 1, as they finished 10th, ahead of the likes of Montpellier and Nantes.

However, despite Leeds being relegated to the Championship, those in charge at the Whites felt they might have a chance of luring him, but that will not be the case, according to RMC Sport.

This is because OGC Nice, who let Didier Digard go at the end of the season, have reached an agreement with the 47-year-old.

The article states the manager and his entourage have given the green light to the deal, but the Ineos-owned club still need to find common ground with Lorient.

The talks will centre around the amount that needs to be paid as compensation, with Leeds now seemingly having to look elsewhere for their next manager.

That is, of course, unless Nice fail to meet Lorient’s expectations…