Report: Former Aston Villa assistant applies for Leeds United job

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Ian Culverhouse has reportedly applied for the vacant Leeds United manager's job.

Former Aston Villa assistant manager Ian Culverhouse is said to be interested in becoming Leeds United's new manager.

The Yorkshire side have been without a coach since sacking Dave Hockaday, although Neil Redfearn has taken caretaker charge of the team since his departure and secured a 1-0 win over Bolton in the Championship.

Many have suggested Redfearn should be given the job full-time, while others tipped for the role have included Steve Clarke and Simon Grayson.

However, Culverhouse must now be considered as a candidate - as he has officially applied for the job, according to Sky Sports.

The 49-year-old has been a number two at Aston Villa, Norwich City and Colchester United in the past, each time working alongside Paul Lambert.

Culverhouse was, though, suspended by Villa last season before being relieved of his duties by the Premier League club.

Leeds sit 18th in the Championship after winning two of their opening five games of the league campaign.

Their next clash comes at St Andrews, when they travel to the Midlands to face Birmingham City.

Owner Massimo Cellino has claimed to have been inundated with phonecalls regarding the vacant managerial post at Elland Road.

He sacked Hockaday after the coach lost three of his opening four games at Leeds, though the 56-year-old was a surprise appointment to many in the first place.

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