A number of Leeds United have lauded Lee Bowyer after the Charlton Athletic boss was seen saluting the Whites supporters after Saturday’s clash at the Valley.
There was plenty of intrigue surrounding the game against the Addicks. Bowyer made 265 appearances for the Whites during one of the most exciting periods in the club’s recent history.
Saturday was the first time that the Englishman has come up against Leeds as a manager. And it was Bowyer who enjoyed the bragging rights as Charlton won 1-0.
The Whites dominated possession, and most of the game was played in Charlton’s half. But few Leeds fans appeared to have many complaints about the result as Marcelo Bielsa’s men struggled to test their opponents in the final third.
After the game, Bowyer showed that he still looks back upon his time with Leeds extremely fondly. A video emerged showing the Charlton boss heading to the away end of the Valley and giving the Leeds salute to the travelling fans.
And with Bowyer setting his team up perfectly to frustrate Leeds, some have suggested that he is the kind of manager that the Whites should potentially consider when Bielsa steps aside.
It is not a day that Leeds fans will want to worry about for some time. But with Bowyer guiding his side to promotion last season and making an excellent start to life in the Championship, it is not difficult to see why he is a name that the Whites supporters want in the frame when the time does come for Bielsa to step aside.
Here is the video of Bowyer interacting with the Leeds fans, as well as some of the reaction from the supporters on social media…
Leeds Leeds Leeds!
Lee Bowyer with a Leeds salute in front of the Leeds fans 👏 pic.twitter.com/Lk5KUV4JIP
— John (@John_MooreMOT) September 28, 2019
Next manager when Bielsa leaves in summer
— bri0142 (@bri0142) September 28, 2019
Cannot dislike this man and they fully deserve the 3 points today. :)
— Mandie moo💙💛 (@MoobagMw) September 28, 2019
Love this guy. Only silverlining today that he gets the points..
— raypettersen (@raypettersen) September 28, 2019
One day he’ll be back.
— James Jagger (@James_Jagger) September 28, 2019
Respect to Bowyer. I know he’s not everyone’s cup of tea but he wouldn’t be coaching effectively at this level if he didn’t have something to offer. Maybe a future #lufc boss..
— John Craddock (@Jonno4466) September 28, 2019
Next man in, has to be 👍🏻
— Eamonn (@etmcg78) September 28, 2019