Former Leeds United and Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is the latest potential candidate for the vacant manager's position at Elland Road after being installed as the bookmakers' fourth favourite to succeed David Hockaday in West Yorkshire.

Following reports on Tuesday that Fowler, 39, had officially applied for the position the ex-England international's odds to become the new Whites manager cut to 9/1.

Steve Clarke, who left West Bromwich Albion last December, current temporary boss Neil Redfearn and ex-Swindon town manager Paolo di Canio are ahead of Fowler in the betting however the trio are seemingly no closer to become the outstanding favourite for the role.

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino dismissed Hockaday just six matches into his tenure at the club, the second boss to have been shown the exit door by the Italian since he officially took charge in April, having sacked Brian McDermott at the end of last season.

Rolando Maran and Giuseppe Sannino have both previously been heavily linked with the role at Leeds before falling out of contention, while Cellino has indicated he is ready make the club's search for a new manager an extended process.

Redfearn won his first match in temporary charge of Leeds against Bolton Wanderers and could stay as boss for the foreseeable future, according to Cellino.

"I've decided to leave the team to Neil. For the moment it's the best thing to do," Cellino told BBC Leeds.

"At the moment too many coaches call me and I'm confused," Cellino added. "I think it's best to keep going with a Leeds man right now, that knows football and makes the team play in a beautiful way."

Fowler, the newest potential candidate, has wafer thin managerial experience having coached at Carlisle United, Milton Keynes Dons and Liverpool in between a brief spell managing Thai side Muangthong United.

Fowler made just 33 appearances and scored 14 goals during two seasons during an inauspicious spell at Leeds from 2001-2003 after joining from Liverpool, where he built his reputation as one of English football's most potent forwards.