Leeds United made a swift decision last week by appointing Paul Heckingbottom as Thomas Christiansen’s replacement at Elland Road, less than 48 hours following the Dane’s departure.
Heckingbottom has been at Elland Road a week now, overseeing his first Sky Bet Championship fixture in-charge, which resulted in a 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United in Saturday’s Yorkshire derby at Bramall Lane.
Andrea Radrizzani moved quickly to get Heckingbottom in at Elland Road, but reports in the Spanish media have seen Victor Sanchez confirm he was contacted about the vacancy at Elland Road recently.
The former Deportivo La Coruna and Real Betis manager is currently out of work, but has experience across Europe, including in La Liga.
Victor built up a strong reputation during his playing days, featuring for Real Madrid and Deportivo, even coming up against Leeds in the Champions League with the latter.
Following the 41-year-old’s comments on the Leeds job, here is how the club’s supporters reacted…
Jesus christ…remember us linked with him in the summer. Looked like an horrendous appointment if it went ahead. This board concerns me at times.
— Tony (@Tonylufc28) February 12, 2018
This is not really that helpful. Sometimes it’s the second option that works. I’m sure the continental manager was considered but the board took a quick decision to see if a young UK manager can deliver – end of.
— BROLIN ATE THE PIE (@REDPLANET2025) February 13, 2018
Tell him it won’t be long, just a couple more weeks and the job is his
— Ya Ya Bing (@Ya_Ya_Bing) February 13, 2018
sounds like we took the cheap option…of course I love LUFC and will back them always but something about PH I dont like…we know too well!
— David Wooldridge (@davidrw66) February 12, 2018
What good does this do
— Simon Fletcher (@sfletcher220) February 12, 2018
Not sure what good this report does anyone. I'm sure Leeds were on contact and people on contact with them during the last month.
— James Walker (@JamesWa60578638) February 13, 2018
Looks like @andrearadri has understood the demands of the league. No point asking an ex Madrid managerto manage in the championship… horses for courses
— Dunk (@DunkRed5ive) February 12, 2018
Thankgod for that!
— Matt Hill (@MattyHill83) February 12, 2018
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