Charlton supervisor Lee Bowyer has purchased his Leeds counterpart Marcelo Bielsa a bottle of crimson wine forward of their closing day conflict tomorrow however is anticipating no favours from his previous membership.
Leeds have been promoted to the Premier League as champions on the weekend and can return to the highest flight for the primary time in 16 years.
The Addicks are preventing for survival on the different finish of the desk and are solely out of the drop zone by aim distinction.
Bowyer was a preferred determine at Leeds after becoming a member of from the Addicks in 1996 for a then file charge for a teen of £2.8million.
He went on to play 265 occasions for the Whites, scoring 55 targets.
The 43-year-old joined talkSPORT Breakfast forward of the conflict on Wednesday and host Laura Woods requested if he has discovered what Bielsa’s favorite wine is, because it was his birthday on Monday.
Bowyer mentioned: “I referred to as yesterday. It wasn’t for that, Laura. I do know it was his birthday nevertheless it was extra for congratulations for successful the league.
“That was to provide him a present and was a respectful factor. It doesn’t matter what supervisor I used to be going to be enjoying in opposition to and it was going to be the ultimate sport and so they have been champions. I feel the best factor to do can be give them a present.
“I did ring up and so they mentioned deliver him a pleasant bottle of Malbec. That’s what I’ve executed. I’ve purchased one for Eddie Grey as effectively.
“Clearly he’s good friend and good man who works on the membership.”
Charlton’s destiny is in their very own fingers heading into the ultimate sport of the season as a win would assure Championship survival.
Bowyer is assured heading into the sport although they’re enjoying in opposition to the champions.
He added: “I really feel assured, like each sport we go into. I’ve obtained a bunch which are going to provide me the whole lot once they step onto the pitch.
“We’re a facet that may transfer the ball effectively and create possibilities. We have now a little bit of the whole lot. Leeds are executed now.
“They’ve gained the league however such as you see on the weekend, they haven’t taken their foot off the pedal and I’m anticipating the identical tomorrow.
“The supervisor could be very skilled and he gained’t allow them to come off it. I do know he gained’t.
“From what I imagine they have been in coaching yesterday. They’ve gained the league and they’re in coaching the subsequent day. That’s the best way he’s. He’s very skilled.
“It’s going to be a tricky sport and they’re the perfect facet within the league by a mile so it’s going to be powerful.”