By Peter Lynch

6th Jun, 2023 | 9:40pm

Simon Jordan shares Leeds United managerial vacancy verdict, Lee Bowyer ‘should be in conversations’

Simon Jordan believes Lee Bowyer “should be in conversations” regarding the Leeds United managerial vacancy.

The Whites are without a manager after Sam Allardyce exited the club following their relegation to the Championship.

Former midfielder Bowyer, who played for Leeds from 1996 to 2003, was last in the dugout with Birmingham City in 2022.

“He should be in conversations,” Jordan said live on talkSPORT. “Whether those conversations are concluded by his ability to talk to an owner in a proper fashion when he’s doing some form of interview, well, who knows? Only he knows.”

Big task ahead

As proven this season, the managerial role at Elland Road is not an easy one. In fact, given the issues all the way up to boardroom level, it may be one of the most difficult in football right now.

Jesse Marsch, Javi Gracia and Sam Allardyce all tried their luck in the dugout in West Yorkshire this season, but none of them could get a real tune out of the players as they were demoted to the second division.

The future of several players is now unclear, with many senior stars potentially exiting the club due to the issue of playing in the Championship.

Many senior members of the squad will want to be playing a higher level of football, with their futures needing to be sorted as soon as possible, while the new manager will also want a say in who should be arriving on the pitch for the new campaign.

In other Leeds United news, one Whites player is weighing his options ahead of a potential summer exit.