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.
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:
All I’ll say is I’m not sold on Heckingbottom, but if he gets the job I’ll support him regardless. We need to get out of this rut #lufc— Andrew Wood (@andywood_86) 5 February 2018
Heckingbottom has 1 win 16 and that win came against Sunderland you couldn’t make it up #lufc— Armo #NH69 (@Jordan_Armo) 5 February 2018
#lufc. Paul Heckingbottom...... well that’s shows exactly where we are going. Nowhere...— Dave (@Dave80112424) 5 February 2018
Quote it back at me in 12 months or less but I'm thinking Heckingbottom could be a good appointment #lufc— Mark Philmore (@IdlePastimes) 5 February 2018
To everyone who says Heckingbottom is a bad appointment. Atleast we aren’t signing a nobody from Cyprus. Knows the league well https://t.co/v8t2n08F0B— Luke (@LukeeLUFC) 5 February 2018
Guessing it’s heckingbottom we have got then. Did well at Barnsley to day the funds he had there. But still would of preferred Paul clement or Marco silva. #lufc— Lucas Barker (@LucasBarker02) 5 February 2018
Don't see the logic in Heckingbottom at all. Replacing a struggling manager... with a struggling manager lower in the table? What am I missing? #lufc— Top of the Kop (@TheTopOfTheKop) 5 February 2018
When I first saw the name Heckingbottom mentioned I was annoyed due to his previous comments, his win ratio and league position. BUT after reading more about him I’m slightly more positive. He is still young and plays good football on scarce resources. Could do the job. #lufc— Super Leeds United (@superlufc1919) 5 February 2018
Just can't get my head around we wouldnt stump up for a CB or CF to cover an injury crises last week but happy to meet Heckingbottom's buy out clause in a contract he signed on Friday!! #lufc— Michael G (@MGlufc) 5 February 2018
Paul Heckingbottom does not excite me at all. Prime example of a Yes man. 1 win in 16 speaks for itself. Probably won't see the season out #lufc— Kirky (@kirky0110) 5 February 2018
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.