With Paul Heckingbottom struggling to get backing from any corner at the moment the odds for other head-coaches are dropping. The club are refusing to publically support Heckingbottom who is currently on holiday and seemingly unsure on where his future lies.
The latest odds have Claudio Ranieri as the favourite for the job but there are various stories coming out about potential new head-coaches. Filippo Inzaghi has been heavily linked with the club, the ex-Italy international currently manages in Italy and he, along with Claudio Ranieri have both been key names in recent days as the club supposedly look to replace Paul Heckingbottom at the helm. Heckingbottom himself only replaced Thomas Christiansen in February and signed a deal until next summer, not exactly convincing from the club.
Perhaps the club felt that Heckingbottom was maybe on a trial period until the end of the season, who knows but clearly they aren’t convinced he is now the man to take the club forward. Meetings were held last week between the club, Victor Orta and Paul Heckingbottom and they don’t seem to have helped the situation in any way. The club have stayed quiet with all of the rumours over a new head coach and nobody close to the club has heard either way what they plan on doing.
Paul Heckingbottom's future at Leeds is in severe doubt with owner Andrea Radrizzani already looking for his successor. Radrizzani has big doubts because Heckingbottom won just four of his 16 games.https://t.co/m5WehymqbY
— David Anderson (@MirrorAnderson) May 28, 2018
The club are running short on time because Heckingbottom will be back and a decision will have to be made sooner rather than later. The club will see the fact that Victor Orta is in control of transfers as a bonus because the new head-coach won’t actually have much of a say in who comes and who goes. It does seem odd given that Heckingbottom has been told to sort out that situation, especially who leaves already and now he might not even be the man in charge.