Leeds United fans react to Paul Heckingbottom speculation

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom points from the touchline during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Barnsley at Pirelli Stadium on October 31, 2017 in Burton-upon-...

Leeds United have been linked with Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom.

Manager of Barnsley FC, Paul Heckingbottom celebrates after winning the the Sky Bet League One Play Off Final against Millwall at Wembley Stadium on May 29, 2016 in London, England.

Leeds United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to speculation linking the club with a move for Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom.

According to The Mirror, Leeds are set to name Heckingbottom as their new head coach.

It has been reported that the Whites have activated the buy-out clause of close to £500,000 in the 40-year-old’s contract at Championship rivals Barnsley.

According to BBC Radio Leeds, Leeds will announce the appointment of Heckingbottom as the head coach in time for him to take training on Tuesday morning.

Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to give their reaction to speculation linking the club with Heckingbottom.

Below are some of the best comments:

Paul Heckingbottom manager of Barnsley during the pre season friendly at Oakwell Stadium between Barnsley and Huddersfield Town on July 22, 2017 in Barnsley, England.

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Barnsley at Ewood Park on April 8, 2017 in Blackburn, England.

It seems that Leeds fans are divided on the prospect of Heckingbottom becoming the team’s new head coach, and one can understand that.

The 40-year-old has had a relatively short career as manager so far, but the work he has done at Barnsley with limited resources is remarkable.

Leeds can still finish in the top six of the Championship this season, and Heckingbottom will have to hit the ground running at Elland Road.

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