Leeds fans have been discussing the future of Paul Heckingbottom, and it seems like a pretty even split amongst fans.
When Paul Heckingbottom replaced Thomas Christiansen in February, fans were hopeful the ex-Barnsley man could get their playoff push back on track.
Heckingbottom’s arrival has had fair from the desired effect though, and the side have won just twice since he took over. In fact, the 40 year-old is on track for the worst win percentage in Leeds managerial history.
Still, some fans are sympathetic for the manager, pointing to the poor recruitment in January and the poor individual performances from players as the primary reasons for this season’s capitulation.
Defensive errors seem to be far too prevalent for Leeds at the moment, but many of them are individual mistakes rather than system errors, like losing a man at a corner.
The fine margins of Championship football were on display yet again in the 2-0 loss to Fulham on Tuesday, with some fans pointing to Caleb Ekuban’s crucial miss as yet another example of the players letting the manager down.
Fans have been discussing who to blame for the club’s torrid run of form on Twitter, and some of the best reactions can be found below…
If Ekuban scores and we go on to win does Heckingbottom get the stick he seems to be getting right now? There's only so much you can do with the exact same players that have sod all to do with you. Keep sacking managers, keep going through the same cycle… #lufc
— I'd Radebe Leeds (@Radebe_Leeds) April 3, 2018
Ekuban being on the pitch before Lassonga is the problem, a choice made by the manager, just saying
— Andy Loone (@Looneysback) April 3, 2018
I agree that sacking boss isn't the answer, but only when you've hired someone worth having in the first place. We've brought in a manager of similar quality to many of the player signings. They're not good enough, but neither is he
— The Scratching Shed (@TSSLUFC) April 3, 2018
Surely the blame has to fall at Orta’s door? Heckingbottom hasn’t even had a chance to recruit yet
— Tom Rafferty (@Thomas_Rafferty) April 3, 2018
Would imagine Heck is as frustrated as the fans are. We played well in parts and another game we should have got something from. You can’t legislate for our strikers constantly missing chances like that. Would imagine new strikers will be high on the list this summer ?
— Jamie Sebire (@jsebire) April 3, 2018
I don't want to keep sacking managers but I've a feeling these players don't want him and aren't putting a shift in for him. I don't belive we should of got rid of TC, I feel we'd of had more points in the bag than we do with PH right now.
— catchynametaken (@catchynametaken) April 4, 2018