Distraught Leeds fans say 'it's gone from bad to worse' as Premier League icon is tipped to replace Javi Gracia | The Sun

LEEDS fans are divided after reports of former midfielder Lee Bowyer taking over as their new manager.

Head coach Javi Gracia, 53, has watched his side pick up just one point from their last five Premier League games.

And their 4-1 defeat at Bournemouth on Sunday took their total goals conceded in April to a startling 23.

Leeds sit just one point above the relegation zone with four games remaining.

And that buffer will be reduced to just goal difference on Monday evening following the clash between relegation rivals Leicester and Everton – irrespective of the result.

Their dismal form has led to many supporters calling for Gracia to be sacked – less than three months after he was appointed as Jesse Marsch's successor.


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However, some fans have been left furious with reports that ex-Leeds, Newcastle and West Ham man Bowyer, 46, could be his replacement.

According to The Mail, owner Andrea Radrizzani is considering another change of management to avoid the drop.

And Bowyer, who has been out of work since Birmingham sacked him last summer, is one name on their radar.

In response to the claims, one fan said: "Goes from bad to worse, my god if that is true."

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Another added: "OMG, from bad to worse to even worse. @andrearadri GET OUT NOW!!!!!!!! You're killing OUR Leeds United."

And a third replied: "Is this a joke? I am not in the mood for this sort of thing. I loved Lee as player but his managerial record is not up to scratch. Victor [Orta, Leeds sporting director] please leave enough is enough."

But others are in support of Bowyer's potential arrival.

One said: "If it’s only for the last 4 games, then let’s do it."

And another fan responded: "Total Leeds legend, tough, uncompromising, and so much passion for the club, everything missing from nearly every player in the current side. Would have no problem with him coming in [as a] quick fix [for] four games, kick up the a**e for everybody and fire them up."

Bowyer, who spent seven years as a Leeds player between 1996 and 2003, began his managerial career at Charlton in 2018 and helped lead them to promotion from League One to the Championship.

But they were relegated on the final day of the 2019/20 season by his former club Leeds.

He resigned in March 2021 and was named Birmingham boss the following day.

He signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Blues but was sacked last summer following a 20th place finish in the Championship.

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