The saga that appointing a new manager has turned into for Leeds United took a new twist on Friday afternoon, when rumours emerged that Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce could be being lined up for the role.

That sent the Whites fans into something of an initial meltdown on Twitter, but then after a while of deliberation, many began to suggest he could be just what their club need at the present time.

The issue with Bruce and the Leeds following would be that he is a former Manchester United player, and the day after current Red Devils star Marcus Rashford was booed when playing for England at Elland Road, it is clear there is no love lost between supporters of the Yorkshire club and the Premier League giants.

Were the Villa boss to make the jump and take over at the Whites, he would not be the first man to have represented their rivals across the Pennines and become a hit among their fan base.

Gordan Strachan made the move from Manchester to Leeds in 1989, and went on to play a significant role in the Yorkshire club winning the old First Division in 1992.

Much of the last week has been taken up with the belief that Marcelo Bielsa was the man in waiting for the Whites’ hierarchy, but things have gone quiet on that front, and with Bruce’s future up in the air at Villa Park, he could well swap Championship sides this summer.

Villa are in doubt over whether they have the financial structure to keep the former Hull City, Sunderland and Birmingham City boss in charge of the Villans, and were they to decide to allow him to leave, Leeds could be ready to offer him an immediate return to the game.

Eventually many of the Whites fans came around to the idea that Bruce could be the man to lead them into the Premier League, something he has done on four previous occasions, while a few were still unconvinced.

Here are the pick of their Twitter reactions:

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