Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Leeds United: Paul Heckingbottom makes Yorkshire switch

6 February 2018

Leeds United have confirmed the appointment of Paul Heckingbottom as the club's new head coach.

Heckingbottom arrives from Yorkshire rivals Barnsley, four days after signing a new contract with the Tykes.

The 40-year-old takes over from the recently departed Thomas Christiansen, and will take charge this weekend when the Whites travel to another Yorkshire side, Sheffield United.

Leeds announce Heckingbottom: Click here for club statement

During his time with Barnsley, Heckingbottom guided the club to two Wembley triumphs, winning the Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final and Johnstone's Paint Trophy during the 2015/16 season.

Paul Harsley will take caretaker charge at Oakwell, and Barnsley's club statement can be viewed here.

Advertisement block