05/09/2014 11:23 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Seven-Year-Old Leeds Football Fan Applies For The Top Job


A seven-year-old Leeds United fan has thrown his hat into the ring for the vacant role of club manager with an adorable and funny letter promising to lead the team to victory.

The letter assures club owner Massimo Cellino that Zack Webb, a primary school pupil from West Yorkshire, 'would know what players to bring in,' and that his expertise 'would help us win the champions league'.

'I could have us promoted,' the self-assured schoolboy boasts, promising that Leeds could be the 'best team in the world' with him at the helm.

In fairness, with Leeds languishing near the bottom of the Championship league, some would say they might as well give it a whirl.

We can understand why Zack thought United's top brass might be open to considering an unlikely candidate for the post. Fans were shocked in June when the managerial reins were passed to relative unknown Dave Hockaday.

Hockaday, whose only previous experience as a head coach was a four years stint at Conference side Forest Green, was given the heave-ho after losing four out of the first six games of the season. Since his departure on 28 August, academy head coach Neil Redfearn has been overseeing the team.

Alas, it appears that Zack may not be getting that golden opportunity to work his magic on the club just yet. Cellino reiterated his confidence in Redfearn, who he praised for making the team play 'in a beautiful way', suggesting that a permanent gig may be on the cards.

The funny letter was shared on Twitter by entrepreneur and Leeds United supporter Terry George, where amused fellow fans responded in predictable fashion, with one simply saying: 'He can't be worse than Hockaday."