The Leeds legend is dying to be a manager and is confident he could be the man who could lead them back to the Premier League

LEE BOWYER told Leeds’ new owners he was the ideal candidate to lead the Whites back to the Prem.

After being relegated to the Championship, Leeds are moving closer to a full takeover by the 49ers Enterprises.

Lee Bowyer keen to lead Leeds back to the Prem


Lee Bowyer keen to lead Leeds back to the PremPhoto credit: PA

The American group behind the NFL franchise San Francisco 49ers already owns 44 percent and is involved in talks with owner Andrea Radrizzani.

A deal is on the verge of being agreed, with a new manager high on the list of new United bosses.

Desperate Radrizzani turned to Sam Allardyce for the final four games of the season but the veteran only picked up a point as Leeds were eliminated from the Prem.

And former midfield favorite Bowyer insists he can stop the rot and propel the West Yorkshiremen back to the big time.

Steven Gerrard is in pole position to replace Big Sam, with West Brom’s Carlos Corberan and Scott Parker also being considered.

But the former Charlton and Birmingham boss said: “I know the Championship now. A few years as management there, I understand that, I looked at everything last season.

“You analyze and see what it takes to get promoted.

“I think if I went in there I’d promote her again.


Steven Gerrard is in pole position to get the job at Leeds


Steven Gerrard is in pole position to get the job at LeedsPhoto credit: Getty

“At Charlton we beat Leeds in the Championship. Andrea came in and said: You are really good and one day you will lead this football club.

“Let’s just see what happens.”

Bowyer, who has been unemployed since leaving Birmingham last July, spent six and a half years at Elland Road and revealed he was in talks about a move to try and salvage the Leeds season before he was passed over for Allardyce.

Speaking to talkSPORT, he added: “There was a message or two exchanged but the decision was made on Big Sam based on experience.

“Would I have assessed my chances of keeping Leeds? Of course I would.

“That didn’t work out and I think that in the future we would talk and try to work something out.

“I would like to revitalize this club – I would take the chance.”

Lee Bowyer played for Leeds between 1996 and 2003


Lee Bowyer played for Leeds between 1996 and 2003Photo credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd


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