COMMENT

Leeds United have really struggled to find a consistent manager over the years and owner Andrea Radrizzani must find someone to steady the ship.

However with Paul Heckingbottom, the Leeds ship appears to be sinking quick and the ex-Barnsley manager has shown no signs that he has been able to improve on Thomas Christiansen.

In the summer, Radrizzani must be brutal and sack Heckingbottom because Mick McCarthy would be a much more reliable option going into the future.

Sun reporter Alan Nixon has reported on his personal Twitter account that McCarthy is having his contract reviewed by Ipswich at the end of the season and that could mean that the Yorkshireman could be available.

Steve McClaren is said to be wanted by Ipswich to replace McCarthy should he leave, and Leeds should waste no time in getting in the ex-Wolves and Sunderland boss.

McCarthy has won the Championship two times in his career in his spells at the Stadium of Light and Molineux, so he is clearly someone who knows how to get a team into the Premier League.

At Portman Road the former Ireland international did not have the resources available to him that he would have at Leeds.

It also helps than fans have already been crying out for Radrizzani to go after McCarthy in the summer.

Getting in a manager like him would also mean that director of football Victor Orta would probably have less of a grip on recruitment.

Heckingbottom does not strike as being someone who will take charge of transfers and he is probably seen as more of a ‘coach’ than an overall first-team manager.

Leeds need to be back in the Premier League soon and getting McCarthy would be the perfect way to start that dream.

In other Leeds United news, fans have urged the club to hire this two-time Championship-winning manager in the summer.

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