According to reliable journalist Alan Nixon, Leeds United’s recently sacked manager, Paul Heckinbottom’s “very very unlikely” to move to nearby West-Yorkshire rivals, Bradford City.

The West-Yorkshire club have been searching for a new manager since the departure of Simon Grayson from the club, who chose not to extend his stay at Valley Parade, following a 3-month spell at the club. It was thought that Heckingbottom could have been in the reckoning for the managerial position at Valley Parade, but according to Nixon, that is a deal that looks very unlikely to happen.

Bradford City will be looking to name their new manager in the coming weeks as fans grow frustrated that the club haven’t appointed anybody yet – regardless of the fact that the club has still managed to attract some players in recent weeks.

The managerial race for the position at Valley Parade has seen a number of names come and go, since Grayson left the club. The likes of Grant McCann, Steve Cotterill, Hannes Wolf and most recently Paul Heckingbottom have been heavily linked with a move to the club, but there appears to be real uncertainty over who will take over the main position at the helm of the club.

Owners Edin Rahic and Stefan Rupp want the ‘right’ Head Coach for the job and are understandably taking their time, but as time progresses and pre-season begins to take shape, it’s important they get somebody in, and relatively quickly.

We’ll see if anybody is appointed in the coming days.


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