Leeds fans consider return for David Hopkin as manager

8 Nov 1998:  David Hopkin of Leeds is tackled by Nicolas Alexandersson of Sheffield Wednesday during the FA Carling Premiership match at Elland Road in Leeds, England. Leeds won the game 2-...

Former Leeds midfielder David Hopkin has left his managerial post at Livingston.

13 Feb 1999:  David Ginola of Tottenham Hotspur in action against David Hopkin of Leeds in a  AXA FA Cup 5th Round match at Elland Road in Leeds, England.  The match finished in a 1-1 draw....

Former Leeds United David Hopkin has left newly-promoted Scottish side Livingston after failing to agree a new contract at Almondvale, and Leeds fans have discussed the possibility of bringing him back to Elland Road.

Livingston confirmed on their official website that the 47-year-old manager has left the club, despite earning promotion back into the Scottish Premiership following a play-off with Dundee United and Partick Thistle.

Hopkin's men were tasked with beating fellow Championship side Dundee United over two legs, which they did with a 4-3 win on aggregate, before facing Partick Thistle. They earned 3-1 aggregate win, booking their place in the top flight.

29 Nov 1998:  Dwight Yorke of Manchester United chases for the ball against David Hopkin of Leeds United during the FA Carling Premiership match against Leeds United played at Old Trafford...

It has seen Hopkin produce back-to-back promotions with Livi, but has decided to reject a contract with the club amid interest. BBC Sport claim Shrewsbury Town and former club Bradford City are interested.

Leeds manager Paul Heckingbottom's future is coming under intense scrutiny after struggling at the helm during his short spell in charge of the Whites, winning just four of his 16 matches.

Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to discuss replacing the former Barnsley boss with midfielder Hopkin, who played for Leeds for three years between 1997 and 2000 and clocked up 92 appearances for the Yorkshire giants.

 

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