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Leeds United: Fans tip Charlton Athletic’s Lee Bowyer to succeed Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds United: Fans tip Charlton Athletic’s Lee Bowyer to succeed Marcelo Bielsa

Loads of Leeds United supporters have tipped Charlton Athletic head coach Lee Bowyer to replace Marcelo Bielsa in the Elland Road dugout, should the Argentine leave his duties in West Yorkshire.

Bowyer’s Addicks beat Bielsa’s Whites on Saturday thanks to a 32nd-minute goal scored by Macauley Bonne, who saw the ball rebound home off him when Kiko Casilla parried Tom Lockyer’s volley following a corner.

The result moved the Valley natives into sixth place in the Championship table, having joined the second-tier this term as League One Play-Off Champions after overcoming Sunderland 2-1 at Wembley back in May.

Charlton’s first win over Leeds since April 2016 (11v11) was also Bowyer’s 40th triumph across all competitions (TransferMarkt), since he took charge of the South-East London side in March 2018.

Bowyer has overseen 77 fixtures since his appointment following a one-season spell as the assistant manager to Karl Robinson, with his latest win seeing that he stretched his points haul to 135 – accounting for a 1.75 points-per-game average.

Charlton have also scored 129 times, while conceding 81, under Bowyer, whereas Leeds have won 33 of 61 fixtures under Bielsa across all competitions (TransferMarkt) – taking 109 points for an average 1.79.

Whites supporters are not expecting the former Argentina and Chile boss to stick around at Elland Road for much longer, though, and many feel Bowyer would make an ideal replacement after showing his loyalty to the West Yorkshire after on Saturday.

Following the match at the Valley, Bowyer gave a Leeds Salute to the travelling fans as he applauded their support, resulting in these messages on social media…

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