According to reputable journalist Alan Nixon, the managerial race at Bradford City may be set to take longer as “two of the leading candidates won’t be able to give an answer on the job for another couple of weeks”.

This comes after rumours that Paul Heckingbottom was approaching the front of the line to take over at Valley Parade, just days after he left Leeds United after being sacked by the Bantams West Yorkshire rivals.

It’s unbeknown as to reasons why these “leading candidates” can’t give immediate answers on the job for now, but at the minute, fans seem to believe it could be due to the number of jobs that are currently available – or if one of them is Heckingbottom, there’s speculation the proposed delay could be related to his sacking with Leeds United.

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The managerial race at Bradford City has seen a number of twists and turns and with Darren Ferguson leaving his post as manager of Doncaster Rovers today, it’s fuelled speculation that he could be one of the candidates for the job at Valley Parade.

In truth, this is a race that literally anybody could win and it’s been kept incredibly tight-lipped as to who will be taking over at the helm during the coming weeks at Valley Parade. The club will be looking to ensure they make the “right” appointment – but whether they are prepared to wait another two weeks could be another story. We’ll see over the next few days if there is any more progression in the race to take over at the Bantams.

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