After John Sheridan links, four other former Leeds United players to consider for manager job

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Could Eirik Bakke or Dougie Freedman be the right men to take Leeds forward?

This week has seen Leeds United linked with appointing John Sheridan as their new manager. The Oldham Athletic boss has impressed at Boundary Park and is clearly on the radar of Leeds going forward.

Sheridan is something of a cult hero at the club. He spent seven years at the club and the midfielder is still very popular among the Leeds faithful.

But if Leeds do not decide to bring in Sheridan, could they bring in another former Leeds player.

Here are four potential options for Leeds to consider…

Dougie Freedman

Recently sacked by Nottingham Forest the Scot spent a memorable loan spell at Leeds in 2008, scoring six goals in 14 games for the club.

But his negative style of play is not likely to win him many fans and Leeds look unlikely to make a move for him.

Eirik Bakke

The Norwegian is something of a cult hero at Leeds United. He spent seven eventful years at Leeds in his career and the former Norwegian international is now managing his hometown club Sogndal.

He led the club back to the Norwegian top-flight last season and would be an interesting appointment.

Jason Wilcox

The former Leeds winger has been working with the Manchester City under-18s recently and has earned good reviews for his work with the club.

Is he ready to step up?

Terry Connor

Things did not go well for Connor during his managerial stint with Wolves.

However, the Ipswich assistant is from Leeds and started his playing career with the club. Is he ready for the hotseat again?

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