Huddersfield bid to keep Thompson as Leeds circle

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell
Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell
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HUDDERSFIELD TOWN manager Chris Powell admits that the prospect of first-team coach Steve Thompson leaving to join Leeds United ‘could happen’ - although he would ideally like him to stay on at Town.

Former Blackpool assistant-boss Thompson has been linked with a reunion with Whites head coach Neil Redfearn - who he played alongside at Bolton Wanderers in the early eighties - for several weeks and the Lancastrian is Redfearn’s choice for the vacant role as his number two.

As yet, Leeds have not made an official approach to their West Yorkshire neighbours to enlist the services of Thompson, who shares first-team coaching duties at Town with Steve Eyre.

On the current situation, Town boss Powell said: “Steve is here today and has not gone anywhere and is part of my coaching staff that I would like to remain.

“I understand it has been floated around for the last few weeks and I know Neil knows Steve very well and is looking for someone.

“So if we add it up, it may be something that could happen. I haven’t spoken to Neil, but I’d like Steve to stay - but equally, I have been in this position before.

“If that comes up and there’s a possibility of him going, then I am sure he may want to talk to them and then it will be his decision.”