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Report: Heckingbottom is happy to play waiting game when it comes to key appointment

Sheffield United manager, Paul Heckingbottom, is said to be happy to wait it out in his search to add another coach to his impressive team at Bramall Lane.

After appointing Stuart McCall and Jack Lester into senior roles at the club when he took over from Slavisa Jokanovic, there was talk of another defensive minded coach coming in as well. At the time, Heckingbottom admitted it was something he was keen to explore.

However, a few months down the line there is no new face in sight. But according to reports, Heckingbottom is not concerned and is simply waiting for the right person to become available.

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Speaking in his most recent Q&A session for Yorkshire Live, respected local journalist, Nathan Hemmingham, confirmed he had spoken to the United gaffer about a new coach. And it seems ‘Hecky’ is in no rush.

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“No news. Last time I spoke to Paul about this he was in no rush. Is happy with his current set up and will bring someone in as and when the right person becomes available,” Hemmingham commented.

“Given the amount of clean sheets I don’t think there is too much of a rush for this, he’ll appoint someone when he’s happy.”

Our View: Heckingbottom Right To Take His Time

With how things are going at Bramall Lane, there is no point in rocking the boat just for the sake of it. Yes, another member of staff would probably share the workload a bit and help.

But with the defence looking solid as it is, and the team picking up results in the Championship anyway, Heckingbottom is right not to rush into things here.

Things have really taken a turn for the better since Heckingbottom took over proceedings. And as things stand, there’s simply no point in adding anyone else into the mix.

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