For Fair or Fowler; Robbie throws his keys into the hat Graham Smeaton September 9, 2014 Leeds United 20 Comments Bookies must be loving the ‘will he, won’t he’ status of the decision to be made by Massimo Cellino as to who is going to be given the replacement coach’s job at Leeds United as the post Hock-a-Days continue. Currently, Neil Redfearn is taking over first team duties and of course there is speculation that he might be offered the job if his positive displays continue with a win at Birmingham in the Sky Live TV game this coming Saturday. When I was a poor kid growing up on a Council estate just outside Bratford, I used to sit with my sister and thumb through the Argos catalogue choosing something from each page that I “wanted”. “That one. That one. That one.” It drove my poor father mad. It seems that the UK bookmakers are applying that same ‘thumb-a-page’ mentality as the name changes virtually everyday as to who is going to be offered the top job at Leeds United. I’m pretty sure that there is a sweat-stained bookmaker chugging on a fat Cohiba and looking through an up-to-date version of Football Manager for currently unemployed coaches. Currently it is still Steve Clarke who is favourite at 2/1 according to SkyBet. The thing is though, as Bob Dylan once sang ‘The Times They Are a Changin’ and it seems that the only name not being considered for the coach job is Wallace Arnold. Enter Robbie Fowler. According to Sky Sports, the ex-Leeds player, signed for £12 million in 2001, has stuck his ha’porth worth in and declared his interest in the vacancy at Elland Road. Now installed as the 8/1 4th favourite behind Steve Clarke, Neil Redfearn and Paolo di Canio (who has reputedly said no anyway), this talk of Fowler saying he wants to coach Leeds is sure to divide Leeds’ fans on the issue. It is reported that the ‘news’ of his interest has come from “Sky sources”. The only sauce I trust is HP Brown – he’s currently listed as a 250/1 outsider by the way. Oh and your nose-breathing strips were stupid.