Leeds United has finally appointed a 46-year old world class manager before preseason

With just a couple of days left before Leeds players report back for pre-season training, it appears that Daniel Farke will become the club’s new first-team manager. Pundit tells Leeds to appoint 46-year-old Englishman and not Daniel Farke.

A statement regarding Farke is anticipated before the weekend ends, according to The Guardian (requires subscription), after Patrick Vieira opted to relocate to Strasbourg.

Even while Farke is a decent choice, one pundit thinks the Yorkshire-based team should go a completely other path.

Indeed, the choices made by the organization’s new owners, 49ers Enterprises, now will ultimately determine their near future.

The goal must be to claw their way back up into the Premier League, and Frank McAvennie wants to see someone in charge who truly identifies with the team.

“They should hire a profile similar to Lee Bowyer,” the former West Ham star told Football Insider.

“He played for the club, he has them in his heart and a manager like that is what they would need to get back into the Premier League.

“Give someone like Bowyer a chance, and the fans would love one of their own to come in and they would show the passion needed on matchdays.

“Similar to Duncan Ferguson at Everton a couple years back, that helped them reignite the season.

“It is a worrying situation for Leeds as I would not like to see them go back into oblivion again as they are a Premier League club.”

It’s not a bad shout in all fairness. Bowyer, despite his controversial playing style, knows exactly what it takes to be a success at Leeds and, moreover, the supporters are more likely to give him time to impose his playing strategy onto the players.

Farke has earned promotion to the English top-flight before now with Norwich, and his sides generally play a brand of football that’s pleasing to the eye.

To that end it’s understandable why he might be being targeted. However, he absolutely needs to hit the ground running. If not, Bowyer may well become a candidate further down the line.


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