Leeds United: Cautious optimism over appointment of United’s new head coach

CONFIRMED: Paul Heckingbottom is Leeds United's new head coach.
CONFIRMED: Paul Heckingbottom is Leeds United's new head coach.
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PLENTY of Leeds United’s fans appear cautiously optimistic about the appointment of former Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom as the club’s new head coach.

Here are some of the views expressed by fans on social media.

Greg Andrews LUFC‏


Barnsley or Leeds United. Oakwell or Elland Road. Surely there’s only 1 choice. #lufc #mot



I think Paul Heckingbottom is a smart appointment by #LUFC. Knows the division well and has proved he can survive in it on a small budget. Who know what he can achieve with a bit more funding?

Tom Moss


Great appointment this I feel, young head coach who did wonders at a club who had little resource, now time to step up #lufc

josh greenwood


Heckingbottom has an incredibly tough task with the fixture list and depleted squad at his disposal. He will need time to get feet under the table. On a positive he should know the championship very well. #lufc

Scott Sadler


New gaffer. We have what the majority wanted. Experienced at this level. Young, british, passionate. Lets get behind him from day 1 and see if we can chase the playoff pack that looked to be sliding out of reach #LUFC

Daniel Winter


Don’t agree with the appointment but hoping to be proved wrong. #mot #lufc #alaw

Mark Alford


A warm welcome to THE Yorkshire club to the most Yorkshire-sounding manager in the game, Paul Heckingbottom. Next stop the @premierleague please, Mr H #lufc #MOT

Ben Irwin


Although it’s admittedly hard to get excited about... I’m quietly optimistic about this appointment. Play offs are gone for me this year regardless of who came in but solid foundations to be laid for next season. Hopefully a few u-23s emerge in latter half of the season. #lufc