After being linked with almost as many potential new managers as the Reds, Leeds United have Garry Monk and given the ex-Swansea boss the title of head coach.
The 37-year-old was tipped for the top during the early part of his Swans reign but now becomes the seventh appointment of Massimo Cellino's ownership tenure.
Two Champions League-winning managers will be in the Championship next season, Rafael Benitez at Newcastle United and now Roberto Di Matteo at Aston Villa, the Italian being the choice of the man expected to buy the club shortly, Dr Tony Xia.
Alan Stubbs has been confirmed as Neil Warnock's successor at Rotherham United, leaving Hibernian after guiding the Edinburgh side to a Scottish Cup triumph recently.
And Blackburn Rovers have replaced one Scot in Paul Lambert with another in Owen Coyle as the ex-Bolton Wanderers and Burnley boss returns from a spell with Houston Dynamo in the USA.