LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Millwall and Barnsley at The Den on January 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

What the Heck? 6 Managers Leeds United Should Have Targeted Instead of Paul Heckingbottom

For what seems like the hundredth time in the last few years, Leeds United have once again had another managerial change. This time, the outgoing manager was Thomas Christiansen whose Leeds side were without a win in seven games at the time of his dismissal.

Leeds have now appointed Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom as their new manager, who had only signed a new contract with the Tykes four days prior to becoming Leeds' new man. 

Of course, like any football fans, supporters of the Whites are known for their fickle attitude towards any recent arrival. Most football fans are never easy to please, but these alternate managerial options may have indeed proved more successful for Leeds.

6. Nigel Farage

Four-four-two, man-and-ball, Hard Brexit football.

Nigel Farage would sort out Leeds' defensive frailties. Together with assistant manager Donald Trump, the former UKIP leader would build a strong wall at set pieces and keep a great defence so that nothing could get through the back unaccounted for. 

A simple philosophy built on the principles of lumping it to the big man up top, Farage's hardline style of proper British football would even make Neil Warnock blush.

5. Brian Cox

The physics genius would develop a scientific formula for Leeds that would make defeat impossible. A tactical masterclass, Leeds' performances would evoke a revolutionary attitude to football, creating a Big Bang on the pitch that would result in victory.

With Cox at the helm, Leeds would play an intelligent spectacle for all to enjoy, and the evolution of Leeds United would be there for all to witness.

4. William Shakespeare

Football is an art-form. 

Shakespeare's Leeds would make football seem effortless, a flowing masterpiece with added love. Of course, the Whites wouldn't want a Tempest in the dressing room, nor a defensive mixup that would be a Comedy of Errors.

However, under the guidance of Shakespeare a play-off push would be inevitable, and promotion would not be too much of a Midsummer Night's Dream.

3. Russell Crowe

Given that Crowe is a Leeds fan, fans would love to see the man from down under take the reins at Elland Road. His Leeds side would feature eleven Gladiators going to war on the pitch.

A battling midfield coupled with a devastating attack, this Leeds side wouldn't be lurking in midtable obscurity. Crowe's own rallying battle cry in a half-time team talk would make Fergie's infamous hairdryer treatment seem like a walk in the park. 


2. Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon will get this Leeds team into Europe and conquer all over. However, away days in Russia should be avoided at all costs, as defeat is pretty much a foregone conclusion.

His players wouldn't want to get on his bad side however, as Napoleon's Small Man Syndrome would create quite the rollocking. 

1. Kim Kardashian

Spend, spend, spend. 

United would be splashing the cash on whoever they wanted if Kardashian was to be their new manager. Elland Road would be home to Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar, as well as the location for Keeping Up With The Kop. 

Players would be modelling a kit that features in Yeezy Season 4, and if they didn't look the business, they'd be canned.