Imminent Leeds humiliation on cards for Heck and it will finally spell the end for him at ER
Leeds manager Paul Heckingbottom has (forgive the pun) had one heck of a bad time since he left Barnsley and took over from the sacked Thomas Christiansen.
But it could be about to get a whole lot worse.
He’s only won two games in 13 since he took over as manager and results have been going from bad to worse.
Since the turn of the year, the form book has Leeds bottom of the Championship, level with Burton.
And next up on Saturday is Heckingbottom’s old side Barnsley.
They were struggling when he was manager and they’re still struggling now, in the relegation zone in the Championship.
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But their motivation to beat the man who left them in the lurch will be huge and given the current form of the two sides there’s not much between them.
In fact, on current form in 2018, Leeds would be below them.
That’s a shocking fall from grace for Leeds, who started the season fast and on top of the league.
However, if Barnsley do beat Leeds at Elland Road on Saturday, Heckingbottom’s humiliation will be complete and Andrea Radrizzani will have to cut him loose.
This isn’t about one match.
It’s about zero evidence that he has the skills to turn Leeds’ fortunes around next season.
Relegation from the Championship next season would be unthinkable but it’s a reality given how things have been going under Heckingbottom.
Heckingbottom might already be on the way out, but if he loses on Saturday, he won’t – or at least shouldn’t – make the next game.