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Morning Leeds-in for 7 February: Paul Heckingbottom can’t wait to get started

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Paul Heckingbottom can’t wait to get started.

Heckingbottom said he was exicted to take over at Leeds. As it has been well reported, he’s from Yorkshire, so he’s fully aware of the reputation of the club and what it means to everyone in the area. About the Director of Football set-up at the club, he said,

When I spoke to Victor and the owner (Andrea Radrizzani), it really aligned with what I was thinking and how I’d like to work.

I presume that’s the reason they thought I was the right man for the job. I’m aligned with how they like to work and hopefully that will be good for us going forward.

It sounds like Heckingbottom doesn’t have an issue working under a Director of Football, at least one he’s not willing to discuss to the press right after taking the Leeds job. Here’s hoping he can get the best out of his players, something Thomas Christiansen wasn’t able to do for the past few weeks.

Leeds United Links

A profile of Paul Heckingbottom. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Latest Mighty Whites Podcast now available. [Through It All Together]

What does Heckingbottom need to do to be successful at Leeds? [Through It All Together]

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