Thanks but no thanks - Polls suggest ex-duo aren't right for Leeds fans

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A sample of Leeds United fans has suggested ex-players Robbie Fowler and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink would be unpopular choices for manager.

Leeds United fans have been treated to two entertaining rumours over the last couple of days with former strikers Robbie Fowler and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink both linked with the vacant managerial post at Elland Road.

However, a poll conducted on Twitter has shown that neither would be the preferred option to replace David Hockaday, who was sacked by Massimo Cellino after just 70 days in charge of the club.

In the polls run by ‘Leeds United Polls’ (Over 15,000 followers) on Twitter, at the time of writing, the majority were against both ex-players taking up one of the top jobs in English football.

Cellino is expected to oversee the appointment of a new head coach and to further intensify the search when he returns from the USA tomorrow.

For now, caretaker boss Neil Redfearn is in charge and preparing the team for an important game against Birmingham City this weekend before a game against Bournemouth this Tuesday.

Redfearn has been one of the stable options on the betting market for the top job and a surprise new candidate is former Swindon Town and Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio who has been heavily backed into a shorter price.

However, Redfearn has the edge over all candidates because he has the chance to get the team playing well and a chance to convince the owner that he’s the man who should take the side forward as Leeds battle to get back into the Premier League.

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