Robbie Fowler applies to be manager of Leeds United

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Leeds are currently looking for a successor to David Hockaday

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has applied for the vacant managers job at Leeds United according to Sky Sports.

Fowler, who also played for Leeds as a player from 2001 to 2003, has only had experience of management at Muangthong United when he was appointed as player/coach in 2011, before leaving and retiring from playing professional football in 2012.

Prior to his time at Muangthong in Thailand, Fowler was a member of the Milton Keynes Dons coaching staff on a ad-hoc basis. He has since been involved at Liverpool as part of the club's academy lately as well as acting as an ambassador for his boyhood club. It is unclear as to what effect it will have on his duties at Anfield so far.

Leeds have been on the lookout for a new manager since the sacking of David Hockaday after only one win in the league at the start of the season, and they were also dumped out of the League Cup by Yorkshire rivals Bradford City.

Former West Bromwich Albion Head Coach is said to be amongst the front runners to be considered for the job at Elland Road.

39-year-old Fowler has been quoted in the past saying he would consider management after his experience in Thailand in an interview with The Guardian, where also reflected on his brief spell as player/coach.

He said: "I had a translator but the language barrier didn't help and I just felt the players had not given me their full support and weren't always really listening. I wanted them to be more professional on and off the pitch. But my aim is still to be a manager. I just need a brave chairman to take a chance on me."

He has also been quoted in the Daily Mail not so long ago saying he was prepared to manage in the Indian Super League.

He said: "Once it (ISL) comes around I would certainly be interested as a manager, definitely more interested than last time."

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