The chairman of the Yorkshire club has turned down the former England manager application to take over the helm at the Championship side Leeds United.
Former boss Simon Grayson was sacked last week after nearly four years in charge.
Bates undertook the challenge of bringing in the next man to take the club forward and claims he has received numerous requests ranging from the “cheeky to the outlandish."
Bates spoke to Yorkshire Radio about the club’s approach to signing a new manager: "We have been inundated with applications from the cheeky to the outlandish,
"We've had one from an 11-year-old boy who obviously has high ambitions in the game and we have a Playstation manager of 2010 who fancies his chances having won a competition.
"We've also had Sven Goran Eriksson apply, but he won't be coming."