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Championship: Robbie Fowler applies for Leeds United manager's job

Image: Robbie Fowler: Applied for Leeds job

Former Leeds, Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler has applied for the vacant manager's job at Elland Road, according to Sky sources.

Fowler, 39, made his name at Liverpool, scoring 183 goals in 369 appearances before Leeds paid £12million for his services in 2001.

Injury problems hampered the remainder of his career as he spent three years at Manchester City, briefly returned to Anfield and played sporadically for Cardiff and Blackburn before leaving England for Australia in 2009.

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Successful spells with North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory preceded a 2011 switch to Muangthong United in Thailand, where he soon graduated to a player-coach role in the wake of Henrique Castilo's sacking.

Fowler returned to England and, having failed to agree terms on a playing contract at Blackpool in 2012, was interviewed for the Macclesfield Town job in May 2013 before the club opted to keep faith with caretaker boss John Askey.

Elland Road giants Leeds have been on the lookout for a new manager since chairman Massimo Cellino opted to sack David Hockaday last week.

Neil Redfearn and Steve Clarke are currently favourites in Sky Bet's next Leeds manager odds, with Fowler considered a 10/1 chance.

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