Yorkshire latest: 3 Leeds managerial applicants; Rotherham striker had Premier League interest

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Three Leeds United applicants

Tony Mowbray, Paul Hart and Chris Hughton have all applied for the vacant Leeds United managerial post, according to Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The trio of managers are all hopeful of landing the job following the sacking of David Hockaday.

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has commented that he would prefer an experienced British coach to take over previously, although no decision appears imminent yet.

Cellino has placed Neil Redfearn, another potential target to take over, in temporary charge as he is ‘confused’ about who to appoint on a permanent basis.

It seems that Mowbray, Hughton and Hart would all fit the bill nationality-wise, but whether their credentials would convince Leeds supporters that they would be a good choice to take charge remains to be seen.

Poleon had agreed Leeds contract

Dominic Poleon had agreed a contract with Leeds just days before he was sold. The youngster says he was told he was in line for a new deal only to be informed soon after that he was being sold to Oldham.

“It’s hard to explain how it came to this because I wasn’t supposed to go,” Poleon said. “I’d agreed a new contract with the club and as far as I was concerned it was sorted last Friday."

Clarke-Harris had Premier League interest

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans says that his new signing Jonson Clarke-Harris had Premier League interest.

The striker was brought in on deadline day for a club-record fee, and Evans has suggested that the Millers beat a number of clubs to his signature.

"He can be leading the line anywhere he wants," the boisterous manager said. "There were a number of clubs who were after him. The lad had Premier League interest but sometimes it's about longer-term development.”

Atdhe Nuhiu ‘unplayable’

Stuart Gray has hailed Atdhe Nuhiu as ‘unplayable’ following his start to the Championship season.

The target-man centre-forward has been in fine form and his manager has been quick to praise him, although he would like to see him get into the box more often.

“For a good 25 minute period against Nottingham Forest, Atdhe was unplayable,” he said. “What he needs to do is keep plugging away and make sure he keeps getting into the box where we can get balls into him.”

Nigel Clough wants no distractions

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough has urged his side to solely focus on their own progress rather than the opposition’s.

The Blades boss says that the players should not be concerned by their opponents' ability before games.

“We give all our opponents, no matter who they are or where they are from, respect,” he said. “But that doesn’t mean to say that we should get too caught-up in what they are trying to do instead of backing our own ability.”

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