Paul Heckingbottom expected to be confirmed as next Leeds Boss

Ebony Scott
February 6, 2018

Christiansen was sacked on Sunday night after falling seven points adrift of the playoff places and Leeds executives have wasted no time in making the young Barnsley manager their priority.

Heckingbottom, 40, has been in charge at Barnsley for the past two years, and only signed a new one-year rolling contract with them on Friday.

Christiansen, who took the job last summer, has paid the price for the slump which culminated in Saturday's 4-1 home Championship defeat to Cardiff.

However the frontrunner on Monday morning is former England manager Steve McClaren.

Simon Grayson, Gordon Strachan, David O'Leary and Marco Silva are some of the other names being considered by the board at Elland Road.

Barnsley FC manager Paul Heckingbottom is now reportedly the first choice for head coach's job at Leeds United after Thomas Christiansen was sacked last night after a awful run of form that saw the club take only two points since Boxing Day.

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However, Grayson has been the most successful manager for Leeds in recent memory.

The former Leeds right-back also led Huddersfield Town to the Championship in 2011-12, while under him, Preston North End secured their first success in the League One play-offs in ten attempts in 2015 to earn promotion.

Monk turned down a role under the club's new owner, Andrea Radrizzani, opting to take on a new opportunity at Middlesbrough which ended with the sack in December.

Steve Evans lasted seven months, Garry Monk almost a year and Christiansen had served since June, meaning his successor will inherit the hottest seat in the English game.

The club hope to appoint a new manager before their clash Sheffield United on Saturday.

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