The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to a story in the Yorkshire Evening Post where Leeds boss, Paul Heckingbottom has warned his players not to take it easy in the last few games of the season as he’s already making decisions for next season. Leeds face Barnsley this weekend in the “Heckingbottom derby” as the gaffer left Barnsley for Elland Road in February.
— YEP Sport (@YEPSportsdesk) April 18, 2018
Under Heckingbottom, Leeds have been dire. The ex-Barnsley man has taken charge of 13 games since he took over at Elland Road, winning just two games and securing only ten points out of the 39 available. Heckingbottom’s impact or lack of as the case may be, at the club has led to a number of fans to call for his head when the season ends, although they’d just be showing everyone what they do to managers if they were to sack another gaffer this campaign.
Since Leeds United were promoted from League One in the 2009/10 season, the fans have seen 11 different managers take charge at the club. The club now, under a new owner in Andrea Radrizzani, will be hoping to kick the reputation of hiring and firing new managers as they looking to kick on next season under Heckingbottom. At the moment, the Yorkshire club has nothing to play for, being 14th in the Championship with no hope of promotion or fear of relegation with just three games left to play, the fans will just be hoping that they can start to gain some momentum and start next season strongly under Heckingbottom.
You can read our resident Whites’ verdict on their gaffer here:
Just gotta give him a season with his own players. We’re kidding ourselves if we think we can sack him and get some big name coach we in. We just don’t have the money. Monk had a preseason and a full season. Give PH the same and see where we are.
— jonathan abrahams (@JonathanA1919) April 18, 2018
Sacking another manager is daft. He’s had the guts to bring in the youngsters & this has worked. They seem to be playing for him even if the rest are not. He’s looking forward. Give him more time say I.
— There Or Thereabouts (@NYawner) April 18, 2018
Hope the BOARD make the right decision about you,
— David Kerr (@davidkerr2821) April 18, 2018
We need a new slate completely for next season this guy is as bad as The Hock.
— Queensland White (@MUZZA2017) April 18, 2018
ease off lol they been like that for months so bad we seasonticket holders deserve our money back. @andrearadri
— andrew rosindale (@andyGamingMad) April 18, 2018
Heckingbottom can mind his own business about next season
— Tweeter Higgins (@PeterHiggins3) April 18, 2018
Not to slack off??? Weve slacked off since the turn of the year. If they slacked of anymore it wouldnt be worth turning up!!!
— JAMIE LUFC (@Jam13Simmo) 18 April 2018
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