Sheffield United forward Billy Sharp has taken a dig at Leeds United for the amount of changes that they have made in the last three years.
Sharp, 32, left Elland Road after just one season in order to sign for the Blades in 2015, and he believes that it’s “mental” how Liam Cooper is the longest serving player for the Whites.
On Saturday, Sharp punished his former club when he scored either side of half-time in a 2-1 win against Leeds at Bramall Lane.
It was Paul Heckingbottom’s first game in charge of the Whites, and while Sharp believes that the 40-year-old is a good replacement to Thomas Christiansen, he has taking a bit of a dig at the revolving door at Elland Road.
“It’s a good appointment for them,” he said, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post. “He knows the league, having been at Barnsley a while. I’m sure he’ll do well.
“I saw on the teamsheet that Liam Cooper is the longest-serving Leeds player. He signed the same day as me. It’s mental. They’ve had ins and outs for the last three years, far too many, but hopefully he (Heckingbottom) gets a chance and he’ll be all right. He’s a good manager. I’m just glad we beat his team.”
Sharp’s brace against Leeds saw Heckingbottom’s reign in West Yorkshire get off to a slow start.
The Whites sit 11th in the standings and hopes of reaching the play-offs now seem all but dead and buried eight eight points separating them from the top six.
Leeds have not win in their last eight outings across all competitions, with their last taste of victory coming against Burton on Boxing Day.
Next up for Heckingbottom will be his first game in charge at Elland Road against Bristol City on Sunday.
The Robins are also in poor form with just one win in their last 10.