Paul Heckingbottom’s underwhelming reign as Leeds manager hit another bump in the road on Tuesday night, but should the ex-Barnsley man stay at Elland Road this summer?
When Paul Heckingbottom replaced Thomas Christiansen in February, Leeds fans were hopeful but not overly confident that the inexperienced 40 year-old could save their season.
Leeds looked nailed on for a playoff place around Christmas, but a torrid run of form in the new year cost Christiansen his job and could well do the same to Heckingbottom.
The 3-1 loss at Preston on Tuesday encapsulated everything that’s gone so wrong this season, as the side failed to capitalise on the early lead grabbed by the returning Kemar Roofe.
A Paul Gallagher penalty levelled things up after the break, and Leeds were behind three minutes later when Sean Maguire found the net.
Despite Heckingbottom’s protests about the referee on Tuesday, fans are not even remotely impressed by the performance, as once again the side completely lost control when the going got tough.
The argument for keeping Heckingbottom would be that he hasn’t had even one transfer window to shape his team yet, but the lack of improvement in the current squad has already made plenty of minds up.
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