'Right person for the job' – Whelan responds after fans urge Leeds to consider him for club role
Noel Whelan has responded after he received a deluge of support from Leeds fans urging the club to consider him for a job.
Leeds are on the lookout for a new manager after they sacked Thomas Christiansen on Sunday night and Whelan has been retweeting messages from Leeds fans ever since.
One fan said that he had heard someone on talkSPORT saying that Whelan should be the new manager.
He went on to say that he didn’t know if Whelan had his coaching badges but said that he should be involved in some capacity because of his “honesty” and “positive influence” on the club.
Whelan responded to this, saying that he doesn’t have his coaching badges, but that he appreciates the support from the fans.
He went on to say that he just wants the club to pick the right man for the job.
@NoelDavidWhelan hi Noel someone on the radio (talksport) that you should be manager I don't know of you have the coaching badges but I strongly believe that you should be involved with the coaching side of it You are as honest they come and you could have a positive influence
— Stewart Statham (@StathamStewart) February 5, 2018
No but I do appreciate all the thoughts and support as always from everyone, we all just want the right person for the job and one that will make us proud and I just thank everyone from one fan to another
— Noel David Whelan (@NoelDavidWhelan) February 5, 2018
Whelan started his playing career at Leeds before moving to Coventry City in the summer of 1995.
Since then he’s played for a number of clubs, including a stint north of the border at Livingston and Dunfermline, before retiring at Darlington in 2010.
He has always kept a close bond to Leeds though and is a regular BBC pundit for the club on matchdays.
The fans love him but it seems an unlikely move into management is not going to happen in the foreseeable future.
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