Yesterday, the72 reported that former Leeds United and Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom was the bookmakers’ favourite to become the new manager of Bradford City.
Heckingbottom was sacked by Leeds earlier this week (June 01), but he was very quick to be linked with a move across Yorkshire, being given odds of 2/1 to take over at Valley Parade.
However, new odds have emerged today with Bet Victor, and it seems that a deal that will see Heckingbottom named as the new manager of Bradford City sooner than we first thought.
The former Barnsley and Leeds boss is now odds-on favourite, and has odds of 1/2, showing that a deal could very much be on the horizion.
As well as this, second favourite Grant McCann has seen his odds drop down to 4/1. Now this could be because he seems set to take over at Heckingbottom’s former club Barnsley, but it could also be because Bradford are edging ever closer to appointing Paul Heckingbottom.
Things may not have worked out for Heckingbottom at Leeds United, but he is a proven manager, especially in the third tier.
Bradford City’s season started so promisingly, and they were in and around the top six at Christmas, only to dramatically fall away and finish 11th in the Sky Bet League One table.
However, Paul Heckingbottom could be the man that they need. The 40-year-old has experience of achieving promotion from the third tier of English football, helping Barnsley win the Sky Bet League One Play-Offs back in 2015/16, with the Tykes beating Millwall 3-1.