Heckingbottom wanted by Leeds to replace Christiansen

Heckingbottom wanted by Leeds to replace Christiansen

Heckingbottom wanted by Leeds to replace Christiansen

The former Bradford City and Sheffield Wednesday defender put pen to paper on an improved rolling deal at Oakwell on Friday but his contract included a release clause and Leeds moved to finance it earlier today having sacked Christiansen late last night. Im six matches the Whites have two draws and four defeats.

Following this news, Leeds fans took to Twitter themselves in relief.

Cardiff had the points in the bag on Saturday at halftime.

A Sol Bamba own goal gave Leeds a bit of hope in the second period, but that was dashed when Anthony Pilkington scored a fourth for Neil Warnock's men.

Leeds United are looking to tie up an agreement to appoint Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom as their new head coach. He is now priced at 7/1 with Paddy Power.

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Now Christiansen departs after 30 matches, which is marginally better than the 22-game average that accounted for six different managers during the insane Massimo Cellino era - but only three different gaffers have had less time to stamp their identity on the team.

Steve McClaren is still the favourite for the job with a leading bookmaker, but if these reports are true then Leeds fans will have someone else in charge in the next 24 hours.

36-year-old German Hannes Wolf has also come into major contention for the role; he last managed Stuttgart before his dismissal last month. It will be their eighth managerial appointment in four years.

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom is also in the running, although with the South Yorkshire outfit lying perilously above the relegation zone it might not be an appealing choice for a club aiming for the playoffs.

All the Paddy Power odds on the race for be the next Leeds United manager are below.

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