Leeds must call halt to Heck experiment and bring in 52-year-old after reported board decision

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Paul Heckingbottom might have bitten off more than he can chew at Leeds.

He wasn’t setting the Championship alight with Barnsley and he’s carried on in the same vein with Leeds in the Championship.

Let’s not be fooled by the end of season win against QPR, Heckingbottom’s reign at Leeds has been awful.

He’s taken an admittedly weak squad and made it worse, with a record significantly below that of his predecessor Thomas Christiansen.

Heckingbottom is out with the Leeds squad in Myanmar at the moment and he’ll be returning to a warzone if he’s let loose on the Leeds summer transfer business.

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The best thing that Andrea Radrizzani is to cut him loose when they get back on British soil – and there’s a ready-made replacement waiting for him, with Championship pedigree.

It has been reported by the BBC that Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal will not have his option extended at Swansea after the Premier league side were all-but relegated as Huddersfield drew with Chelsea on Wednesday night.

He was brought in with the Championship in mind, but a poor run of form has convinced the board that he’s not the man to bring them back up.

We think that’s a mistake.

He was hired after taking Sheffield Wednesday into the Championship play-offs.

He might not have got them up, but Leeds fans would jump at a play-off finish next season and Carvalhal hasn’t suddenly forgotten how it was done.

He’d surely jump at the chance to prove himself at Leeds and he could become a legend if he takes the Whites back up to the top.

He won’t cost anything and he’s got experience, far more than Heckingbottom.

It’s time to call a halt to that experiment and take decisive action to push Leeds back to where they belong.

Signing Carvalhal would be a huge step in the right direction.

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