Leeds United supporters in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to news that head coach Thomas Christiansen has been sacked after just eight months in charge, with Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Cardiff City proving to be the final straw.
The 44-year-old was a surprise choice to replace Garry Monk over the summer but he certainly made a decent start to life at Elland Road, leading the club to top spot in the Championship back in September. And although the Whites have been in and around the play-off spots since, their run of four defeats in their last six games has seen them slip to tenth place in the second tier, with Saturday’s 4-1 thumping at the hands of Neil Warnock’s Cardiff proving to be the final nail in the coffin for Christiansen, who was subsequently relieved of his duties on Sunday.
Subsequently, attentions have been firmly focused on who will replace the Dane in the Elland Road hotseat, and reports on Monday evening suggested that Barnsley chief Paul Heckingbottom is the club’s first choice to take over at the Yorkshire club.
The 40-year-old has been in charge at Oakwell since 2016 and in that time helped lead the club to 14th place in the Championship last season, and 21st place in the division after 30 matches this time round.
And it looks like the former Norwich City and Sheffield Wednesday defender is set to take over at Leeds, in news which has stimulated quite a negative reaction from Whites supporters on Twitter…
Got to be better Managers than him .The 30000 + deserve better than this
— keith giles (@giles_keith) February 5, 2018
Cheap to hire and cheap to fire, this clubs lack of ambition knows no bounds #LUFC
— Steven Kimber (@stevenrkimber) February 5, 2018
— James Pearson (@JamesPearson25) February 5, 2018
Terrible choice he has done nothing at Barnsley. Probably the worst side we have played this season.
— Kirbz (@davidkirbyleeds) February 5, 2018
this is yet another appointment destined for failure before its begun,too big for him
— CheeseWedgeBarmyArmy (@lufcellino) February 5, 2018
This has destroyed my brief euphoria…..
— MPMCAD (@mpmcad) February 5, 2018
The manager of Barnsley? A team currently sat just above relegation zone and 17 points behind us?!? How is this going to make things better?
— Ian Auty (@IanAuty787) February 5, 2018
Why on earth would we want paul heckingbottom the bloke has been at Barnsley and they have won 1 in 16 games REALLY!
— Daniel Rawlings (@DanielRawling19) February 5, 2018
truly deeply underwhelming.
— WotzThatSound (@WotzThatSound) February 5, 2018
Leeds fans… what do you think? Let us know!