Chris Sutton delivered his verdict on Leeds sacking manager Paul Heckingbottom on Friday, and fans have flocked onto Twitter to respond.
Leeds sacked Heckingbottom after months of speculation on Friday lunchtime, with the official announcement coming on their Twitter page at midday.
The BT Sport pundit delivered his Twitter verdict shortly afterwards, saying that you had to feel sorry for Heckingbottom after being given just 16 games to turn things around.
He risked the ire of the fans by saying that the club had been “rudderless” for years and that maybe the men at the top were the real problem.
You have to feel sorry for Paul Heckingbottom 16 games and sacked….Leeds is a great club but have been rudderless for years… Maybe the decision makers should sack themselves!!! https://t.co/ceaViNTVQe
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) June 1, 2018
That got the backs up of some fans, who pointed to Heckingbottom’s record at Leeds.
Most fans had been in favour of him getting sacked and one added that this was why Sutton was just a pundit for Scottish football.
Another fan said it was crazy giving him the job in the first place after his terrible record in the Championship with Barnsley.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans to the comments from Sutton:
It was crazy giving him the job to start with, 1 win in 17 at Barnsley then gets the Leeds job not his fault he was just way out of his depth
— Stephen Lind (@stephenlind5) June 1, 2018
He should of never been appointed in the first place. His record for Leeds speaks for itself, I can't recall seeing any praise for him from fans or players a like. Poor appointment from the start
— Aaron Morphew (@AaronMFenero) June 1, 2018
Did you actually see the football we was playing? It’s a results game business and unfortunately his results weren’t up to what we as Leeds fans desire
— Murph (@murph7964) June 1, 2018
I agree it was the wrong decision to hire him as manager but in the 16 games he was in charge he made the team worse and didn't give the fans any hope he was going to improve us going forward into next season.
— James Heseltine (@JamesHeseltine7) June 1, 2018
You don't see HR in the real world getting sacked if the employee they recruit is sacked for failing at their job. They just recruit someone else. Same for football – there's always someone wanting to be the next ex manager.
— Tony D. (@tonypdickinson) June 1, 2018
Chris he won 3 of those games. The side went backwards under his stewardship. Had to go.
— Carl Timmins (@carltimmins18) June 1, 2018
Or maybe you should spend a little time researching Into the topic and you’d realise he was out of his depth! Lazy journalism, no wonder you only cover the Scottish football on BT
— Daniel Renwick (@renners_d) June 1, 2018
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