Arsenal legend to Leeds? Bring Vettel along too; Wednesday manager update

Stephen Pickering gives his opinion on the top news stories of the day. Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday feature.

The news of an impending takeover at Leeds United isn't new news as far as the fans are concerned. Whilst the parties at the minute are yet to be named, we know there is significant interest and it could be sorted before the January window.

Red Bull have previously looked at taking over a football club in England and reports have named them as one of the contenders.

In fact, a journalist close to Leeds United, currently in Austria tweeted that he can't wait for the next game as it will be ''rocking''. Two-and-two were put together to make five and hey-presto Red Bull are taking over Leeds United.

That on itself wouldn't actually surprise me, what has surprised me is a club the size of Leeds being left in the footballing wilderness for a decade. So I cross my fingers with all the other Leeds United fans, in hope that this is a possibility.

The bizarre rumour is that if Red Bull are to takeover at Elland Road, their first piece of business would be to slap a Leeds United shirt on Thierry Henry, due to his long-term affiliation with the brand. I guess it isn't completely against the realms of possibility, but I would put good money on it not happening.

I just can't see Thierry desperately wanting to move to Yorkshire and play Tuesday night games in the Championship, not when he has a cushy life in New York.

But, if I am right and Thierry Henry doesn't sign for Leeds, I wouldn't panic Leeds fans, perhaps Sebastien Vettel will be available instead.


Sheffield Wednesday have been a little quiet in their search for a manager recently, and perhaps that is due to the realisation that the right man has been at the club all along.

Stuart Gray won his second game since his been in charge on Saturday, and that was just Sheffield Wednesday's third of the season.

He wasn't initially considered for the post being looked over for much more reputable managers like Neil Warnock, Stuart Pearce, and Paolo Di Canio, but after a few good results, he is starting to look more attractive to the role.

From my point of view, Stuart Gray is a widely respected coach and has already had a mini-turnaround in fortunes with the club, so I think it would be bad etiquette not to give him the job - even if only a short-term deal, I believe he has earned the chances.

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