Leeds United chairman says the club have been inundated with applicants for the vacant manager`s position at Elland Road.
Leeds have been without a manager since sacking Simon Grayson last Wednesday and Bates says the club have received a wide spectrum of applicants since Grayson`s dismissal.
Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Bates said, “We have been inundated with applications, from the cheeky to the outlandish. We have had an application from an 11-year-old boy who obviously has high ambitions. We have had the play station manager of the year 2010 who also fancies his chances after winning the competition on his computer.
“We have had Sven Goran Eriksson would you believe, sorry girls you will have to be disappointed he won`t be coming.
We have also had applications from very old people to people from outside the country.
We are not going to make a hurried decision because the next appointment is going to be the big one. Not in name, but in the significance of the future of Leeds United.”
Bates also announced that caretaker boss Neil Redfearn will be in charge of the next three games whilst the club consider the applicants.
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