The future of Paul Heckingbottom has been cast into doubt yet again as it looks increasingly unlikely that he won’t be in place at the start of next season.
The Yorkshire Evening Post reported that talks between Heckingbottom and owner Andrea Radrizzani haven’t gone well, and the manager has gone off on holidays with his future up in the air.
Four wins in 16 games is a dismal record that Heckingbottom has taken into the summer, and it seems that Radrizzani is not convinced he’s the man to lead his side to promotion next season.
The fans certainly don’t think he is either, but plenty think that he should be put out of his misery quickly, with the saga rolling on and on, and in danger of interfering with next season’s campaign.
The YEP mentions that Heckingbottom almost got the sack in the Spring before seemingly winning a reprieve.
But that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore and Leeds fans want to see a definite end to the long-running affair.
Here are the best reactions to the fresh report about heckingbottom being in trouble:
@NoelDavidWhelan If this is true then @LUFC and @andrearadri should make it immediate for PH’s sake and do it with as much dignity as possible. “If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well it was done quickly” – Macbeth.
— Stefan Kamasz (@kamasz_stefan) May 29, 2018
Certainly hope so, all for backing the manager but nothing has changed can’t even see what he’s trying to do, I know you can only play with cards dealt but done nothing to warrant a go next year in my opinion. Need a strong manager with experience at a big club
— Louis Grant (@LouisGrant11) May 29, 2018
Back him or sack him. The uncertainty is doing no good. #lufc
— Craig Reeves (@vivareeves) May 29, 2018
Get him gone now
— Brooky (@brooky0001) May 29, 2018
How do Radz and Co proceed with Hecky in charge if they lack faith in him. Won't help on the transfer front either.
— Adam (@adamwaller82) May 29, 2018
I’d b surprised if the fire him now, TBH he hasn’t had chance to pick his own players and worked with what he had, yes his results were bad, but I’d give him 10 games first before pulling the plug.
— tim mollitt (@sparkytim999) May 29, 2018
Can't see him staying if Radrizzani is having doubts.
Laudrup, Moyes, Bilic, Flores, Dean Smith would be good options, someone with a good pedigree who can control that dressing room.
— Dan Atkinson (@FootballPeters) May 29, 2018
PH was a less-than-inspired appointment with a dismal track record. What was Radrizzani thinking? We need a proven, accomplished manager, not some amateur with no talent or experience.
— Carpediem55 (@marktenjag) May 29, 2018
good – get shot before he brings in any dross
— steve ellis (@vanian170) May 29, 2018
He needs to go. It would be a disastrous decision to keep him. There was no improvement in the squad or the way we played under him. I assume a nice chap but not good enough for us.
— Ayub Khan (@ayubkhan65) May 28, 2018
He’s clearly gone and the press are clearly gagged.
— Mallorca White (@MallorcaWhite75) May 28, 2018
If he was going to be sacked, surely it would have been done by now. Ludicrous waiting so long after the season ends.
— Jack Rich (@JackRich) May 28, 2018
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