Huddersfield Town coach Steve Thompson continues to be linked with neighbours Leeds United as Elland Road head coach Neil Redfearn closes in on the appointment of an assistant.
The pair played together at Bolton Wanderers, and Thompson, joint first-team-coach with Steve Eyre, has been linked with a reunion ever since Redfearn was made Leeds’ third team chief this season on November 1.
Thompson, 50, had a decade coaching at Blackpool before departing Bloomfield Road last February.
The Oldham-born former Bolton, Luton Town, Leicester City, Burnley, Rotherham United and Halifax Town midfielder joined Town in June as assistant manager to Mark Robins.
After Robins’ departure and Town’s appointment of manager Chris Powell and his sidekick Alex Dyer, Thompson’s role was amended.
Redfearn, who as a caretaker manager guided United to a 3-0 home win over Town in September, has chalked up a win (3-1 at home to Blackpool last Saturday), a draw (2-2 at home to Charlton Athletic) and a defeat (3-1 at Cardiff City) since being put in charge on a permanent basis.
Leeds are 15th in the Championship, a place above Town with the same record of 20 points from 17 games.
They are next in action at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday week.