The Chief set for triumphant Elland Road return? TSS November 22, 2009 Leeds United 6 Comments Lucas Radebe could be set for a spectaculor return to Elland Road as a youth team coach as the former Leeds United defender and all-time great looks to take his coaching badges and make a return to football. Lucas remains a hero at Elland Road and his name is still chanted both home and away to this day. When he retired back in 2005, many hoped Lucas would stay on in a non-playing role at the club but he decided to return home to his native South Africa where he has used his wealth and status to help various charities. The rumour says that Lucas, now 40 has held talks with Ken Bates and is eager to return to Elland Road where he spent 11 years, making 200 league appearences for the club. One stumbling block may be the Chief’s children who are currently at school in Johannesburg. It’s thought Lucas is reluctant to move them at the minute so this could delay any return. Lucas is currently working as an ambassador for the England 2018 World Cup bid after returning to Leeds in 2008. Since his retirement Radebe has lost his wife, Faziwe to cancer and has suffered health problems of his own after collapsing in a gym back in December last year. Obviously any return is great news for all the fans at Leeds United. Radebe remains my all-time favourite player and it goes without saying that the Leeds fans love him. The mans a God to this club and I’d love to see him return in a coaching role. His experience, influence and love of the game can only be a good thing for developing players. Sign him up Ken! Pictured above is Lucas Radebe meeting some lesser mortals, namely Nelson Mandela (who once claimed Radebe was his hero) and some American player called David Beckham (who?).