Heckingbottom says the club is still very much an attractive proposition, despite its disastrous season, and there are plenty of reasons why you would want to become the next Sheffield United manager.
"100%, why wouldn't you," he said.
"A fantastic club, it's just come down from the Premier League, a club with a great bunch of players and an ambition to get back.
"Those jobs don't come around very often.
"There will be people queuing up, people knocking the door down, constantly ringing and constantly trying to get in front of the right people to present themselves and to be the man to bring Sheffield United back.
"If a new man comes in, if there is a new man, if it's sooner rather than later, we've all just got to wait and see.
"There's not much you can do as a man coming in outside of transfer windows.
"There's not much you can change. If you are wanting a fresh start, those breaks in season are really big moments to reinvigorate things, to change things around, whether that's staff, whether that's players.
"Those are key moments, so I would expect certainly as soon as possible after the end of the season announcements to be made.
"Whoever is taking the first game of next season will be watching and he will have seen all these games."