BBC reveal details of three new Leeds recruits as Heckingbottom confirmed on 18-month contract
Leeds have officially confirmed the appointment of new manager Paul Heckingbottom from Barnsley.
The news was announced on Tuesday morning after it had been reported that Heckingbottom was due to take training for the first time with Leeds at Thorp Arach.
Heckingbottom has joined on an 18-month contract that will keep him at Elland Road until the summer of 2019.
✍️ | Leeds United are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Heckingbottom as our new head coach
— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 6, 2018
Following the news, the BBC’s West Yorkshire Sport reported that he was bringing three of his backroom staff from Barnsley to join him.
Jamie Clapham will be the new first-team coach, Nathan Winder is going to be Head of Sports Science and Alex Bailey will be First Team Performance Analyst.
Heckingbottom will be joined by Jamie Clapham (First Team Coach), Nathan Winder (Head of Sports Science) and Alex Bailey (First Team Performance Analyst) in the move to Elland Road.
— West Yorkshire Sport (@WYSdaily) February 6, 2018
Heckingbottom’s appointment comes after Thomas Christiansen was sacked on Sunday night following a string of bad results.
Leeds had also picked up four red cards in five games, which had decimated the squad.
Leeds sit in 10th spot, seven points off the play-off places and Heckingbottom has been given a contract that gives him two shots at getting Leeds back into the Premier League.
In other Leeds United news, it can be revealed that Heckingbottom has emerged from a three-man shortlist.
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