Barnsley’s Keith Hill invokes Fawlty Towers over link with Leeds job

Keith Hill: 'Manuel - I know nothing'
Keith Hill: 'Manuel - I know nothing'
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BARNSLEY manager Keith Hill has expressed an interest in the Leeds United job.

Speaking at a press conference this morning ahead of Barnsley’s home game with Birmingham City, Hill was asked to comment on growing speculation linking him with the job vacated by Simon Grayson at Elland Road.

“It’s brilliant with respect to myself. I suppose it proves that people are actually taking note, if that’s the case, of the job that we are doing at Barnsley,” he said.

He was asked twice whether he was interested in the job.

“To be perfectly honest, somebody once said to me ‘you’re only ever three games away from the sack as a manager’ So I would never rule anything out.” he replied.

Pushed again, a short time later, Hill replied: “I’m interested in my family. I’m interested in Barnsley Football Club. I’m interested in looking after David Flitcroft (Barnsley’s assistant manager). That’s it. I’m interested in football, put it that way.”

When asked if there had been any approach from Leeds, Hill said cryptically: “Manuel. I know nothing!”

Former Barnsley captain Neil Redfearn is currently in caretaker charge at Leeds and has been told he will stay in the position for a minimum of three more games by chairman Ken Bates.