The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern have been discussing the news that Paul Heckingbottom has been sacked, as they all keep their fingers crossed that Marcelo Bielsa is the next gaffer through the door at Elland Road. Leeds announced the news earlier today that Heckingbottom had been sacked after just 16 games in charge, and fans can read more on The Yorkshire Evening Post.
Paul Heckingbottom’s dismissal confirmed with Marcelo Bielsa in the frame and Leeds United looking for a quick appointment:https://t.co/NBxdscM5F5
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) June 1, 2018
Andrea Radrizzani claimed when he came in that he wouldn’t be like his predecessor, Massimo Cellino, and that he’d give manager’s time in their role. However, that hasn’t happened so far. Thomas Christensen was the first manager appointed by Radrizzani, although he was sacked after a poor run of form in February and Heckingbottom was thrown a chance. His chance was short lived though and his lack of impact saw him axed today.
This means that in Radrizzani’s first year as Leeds majority shareholder he will have seen three managers through the door at Elland Road. Whilst most fans wouldn’t be happy with this stat, the fact that the third manager could be ex-Argentina gaffer Marcelo Bielsa is cause for excitement amongst the fans, who haven’t seen a top quality manager in the Leeds United dugout for some time now.
You can read our local Whites’ verdict on the Bielsa rumours here:
Gona get another coach no ones heard of and the same outcome will happen halfway through the season because he’s cheap !
— Adam Marshall (@Marsh010) June 1, 2018
When is Orta getting the sack for what is perceived to be another bad decision?
— Andy Ball (@Baller186) June 1, 2018
10th boss in 4 years says it all about this club..
— James (@YorkshireJAMES1) June 1, 2018
if he comes we have serious money. serious.
— jayjay82 (@jwh1982) June 1, 2018
I really feel for the fella – not been given a chance to make the team his own. Too many cooks, so they sack the one who didn’t even get a say in the broth’s recipe.
— Ted Atkinson (@tedatkinson) June 1, 2018
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So we'll end up with Paul Tisdale then…
— Gareth George (@gaffer_g) June 1, 2018
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