The mind behind Newry City Ladies successes has been linked with the top job at Leeds United as they come back to the Premier League next season we can reveal.

James ‘Souness’ Feehan from Bessbrook has held overnight talks with the top brass at the West Yorkshire club with the Elland Road side set to drop Argentine Marcelo Bielsa.

Feehan told Newry Spud:

“It’s all been a bit of a blur really. I was sitting watching TG4 last night and got the call from my agent. I thought it was a joke at first but then I got a call from Andrea Radrizzani the Chairman of the club offering me terms.

I still have to talk to Newry City to see if they will let me go to Leeds and we will discuss a compensation package for the club in order to let me go and follow my dreams at Elland Road.”