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Paul Heckingbottom announced as new Leeds boss

Leeds have announced Paul Heckingbottom as their new head coach. Credit: PA

Leeds have announced Paul Heckingbottom as their new head coach, joining on an 18-month deal from Barnsley.

The 40-year-old, who had been in charge at Oakwell since February 2016, agreed new terms with the Tykes on Friday.

But Heckingbottom has swapped that rolling contract for an 18-month deal with their Yorkshire rivals to replace Thomas Christiansen.

A Leeds statement read: "Leeds United are delighted to confirm the appointment of Paul Heckingbottom as new head coach of the club.

"The 40-year-old has signed a contract running until the summer of 2019 and succeeds Thomas Christiansen who left Leeds United on Sunday."

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