Eirik Bakke admits being interested in Leeds United job, but not right now

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The Norwegian has impressed in management at boyhood club Sogndal.

Former Leeds United midfielder Eirik Bakke has discussed the possibility of becoming manager at Elland Road this week.

The Norwegian, who is something of a cult hero at Leeds, was speaking to Nettavisen in his native Norway.

The 38-year-old was asked if he would like to take over at Leeds in the future and admitted he would be keen on heading back to Yorkshire – but not at the moment:

“Yes, they could probably use a little help now.

“It's a dream to train a bigger club. And I had a very good time in Leeds, it is a club that is close to my heart. Anything can happen, perhaps it may be appropriate at one time, but right now I have more than enough to do here in Sogndal.”

So don’t expect to see Bakke taking over from Steve Evans – who is being consistently linked with an exit from the club this summer.

Bakke spent seven years at Elland Road and was fondly welcomed by the Leeds faithful with some good early form. Unfortunately, injury and the financial crisis at Leeds saw him drift out of the playing squad toward the end of his time with the club and he spent time on loan at Aston Villa in 2005-06.

He is currently managing hometown club Sogndal and led them to promotion in his first season in charge last term.

Bakke might be a name to keep an eye out for in the future. Perhaps one day he will return to Leeds.

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