Heroic former Leeds United captain Dominic Matteo has applied to be the new head coach of the Elland Road club, despite Massimo Cellino insisting that current caretaker Neil Redfearn will get an opportunity to prove himself, as reported by Talksport.
Matteo is one of several ex-players to have thrown their hats into the ring in recent days, with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink also telling the English radio station that he is interested in the post earlier today.
The defender, who scored a famous goal at the San Siro during Leeds’s Champions League exploits over a decade ago, is also joined in applying by former Leeds and Liverpool teammate Robbie Fowler, who was linked heavily to the post yesterday.
Matteo has been heavily involved with the club since his retirement for the game, although lost his ambassadorial role with Cellino’s control of the club. Cellino embarked on significant cost cutting measures this summer to get the Yorkshire side back on an even keel.