Former Leeds boss and recently sacked Hibs manager Paul Heckingbottom has been linked to his first managerial gig since his recent Leith departure.

After a reign of 264 days in Leith, the ex-Elland Road gaffer was given his marching orders by the Hibees. Despite a League Cup semi-final berth, a disappointing start to the season at Hibs was deemed not good enough and the axe was brought down.

Paul Heckingbottom has been linked to a new job. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Now he’s being linked to a new job in League One.

Bristol Rovers could be next

After a successful stint at Barnsley, Heckingbottom worked his way into a big job at Leeds. It wasn’t successful though and his next stint at Hibs wasn’t much better, despite an impressive start.

Bristol Rovers though could be a destination for him. A recent report has linked him to the vacant position at the fourth placed League One club (Bristol Live). It’s being reported that he is one candidate being assessed but it’s not known whether he’s been interviewed.

Rovers are reportedly assessing the ex-Hibs and Leeds man. (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The Memorial Stadium side are in a good position right now. They’re undefeated since October and sit just two points off automatic promotion. The chance to lead another team back into the Championship may appeal to Heckingbottom.

Whether he’ll get the job though is another matter but after disappointing spells with Hibs and Leeds, Heckingbottom needs his next job to work.

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