"There's only one man for the job as I see it," Sebastien Sainsbury said on Monday. "And that man is Iain Dowie. He has all the abilities I'd want in a manager and all the experience and skills to take Leeds United up from the Championship to the Premiership."
"Was that for a Sainsbury's store in Leeds? Me in charge of the fruit and veg?" said Dowie, making light of his comments.
He added: "Of course it is flattering that people think you are doing a good job.
"That is one man's opinion, and it is very nice that he says that but it does not distract me from what I am doing here."