Heckingbottom makes shock prediction over Leeds future
Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom has shockingly admitted that he predicts the club will suffer a number of losses while he is in charge as a direct result of his tactical decisions.
The Whites appointed the former Barnsley boss after seeing Thomas Christiansen go on another winless run during his first season at the club, which saw the club slip away from the play off positions as well as suffer a surprise defeat to Newport County to dump the club out of the FA Cup.
While he was unable to secure victory in his first match in charge, suffering an 2-1 away loss at the hands of Sheffield United, he will be hoping to make the perfect start at Elland Road on Sunday with the visit of Bristol City.
However, he has admitted that he predicts there will be some disappointing results in the future during his time at the helm as he looks to implement an attacking, direct style of play, which will come as a shock to many who would have been hoping for an approach which ends the club’s rollercoaster form.
He told Leeds Live: “I would hate to be putting out a passive side every week, just trying to restrict the team in front of you or hope you get a win. To be aggressive, to be on the front foot, to take chances. And do you know what? It’s not always going to work
“We want to be positive, go out there and try to really affect the game, to get the win, to get the positive points, knowing and being realistic enough to know it’s not always going to happen.
“There’s going to be times when you get beat playing that way, but you’re much more in control of the game that way and able to influence it rather than passive.”
Following last weekend’s defeat to the Blades, Leeds sit 11th in the Championship table, eight points off Sunday’s opposition who occupy the final play off spot in sixth.
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