Thomas Christiansen has been the latest man tasked with delivering a Premier League return at Elland Road, with Leeds United’s last top-flight appearance coming in 2004.
Leeds’ demise was quick and painful, falling from Premier League and Champions League contenders in 2001 to a League One outfit in 2007.
The team of the late 90s and early 2000s was exceptional, containing some exciting young players, who were fearless to any task.
The driving force behind that success was Lee Bowyer, a box-to-box midfielder who was a popular figure at Elland Road between 1996 and 2003.
Bowyer scored 55 goals for Leeds in 265 appearances across all competitions, and the 40-year-old has been discussing his time at Elland Road with the club’s official Twitter account.
???? | We recently caught up with former #LUFC midfielder Lee Bowyer to discuss his time at the club
— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 6, 2017
The former midfielder has been talking up the relationship he had with Leeds’ supporters, and admitting his biggest regret was not winning anything at Elland Road.
Here is how Leeds’ supporters reacted to Bowyer’s interview…
I tell you what, this lad could really play football. He was absolutely brilliant for us.
— Ryan Shaw (@ryanjshaws) December 6, 2017
”Bowyer for England!” ????
— Daniel Forsström (@foppa999) December 6, 2017
My favourite player at the time. Never seen anyone else cover so much ground. Used to wind up opposition too! ????
— Glen Bird (@gpbird40) December 7, 2017
Top top player, even though we won nowt, happy days, oh for a Lee Bowyer today!
— steve archer (@sarcher59425351) December 6, 2017
— Jac Elsley (@Jac_Elsley1988) December 6, 2017
— Stuart (@Stuart_ric12) December 6, 2017
What a player great engine #lufc
— lee (@louielee2129) December 6, 2017
Great box to box player could mix it with the best till it all went pear shape MOT.
— Roger Cartwright (@rogercart57) December 6, 2017