Reliable journalist: New recruit arrives as former Leeds player rejoins club
Paul Heckingbottom has arrived at Leeds to take training this morning as planned, according to a reliable journalist.
Phil Hay, from the Yorkshire Evening Post, reported that the new recruit had arrived to take his first training session at Thorp Arch.
He also reported that former Leeds player Jamie Clapham would be joining his as his assistant.
Hay reported the news on his personal Twitter page on Tuesday morning.
Heckingbottom in for training as planned this morning. Jamie Clapham joining him as assistant. Christiansen met with the players first thing to say his goodbyes. No bad blood there. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) February 6, 2018
Thomas Christiansen said his goodbyes to the club this morning and Hay reported that there was no “bad blood” between him and the players
Heckingbottom’s assistant has prior at Leeds after playing at Elland Road on loan from Wolves in the 207/08 season.
He made a total of 13 appearances for the club in the season that Leeds made the play-offs but failed in the final against Doncaster.
They lost the final 1-0 but Clapham had already left the club by that point, returning to Wolves before joining Leicester on a free transfer.
Clapham did enjoy a good run in the Leeds side, and they won 11 of the 14 games he played in.
He’ll now be tasked with helping the new crop of Leeds players get 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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