Leeds fans are calling for Mick McCarthy after Paul Heckingbottom’s torrid run as Leeds boss continued with a 3-1 loss at Preston North End on Tuesday night.
Mick McCarthy announced his immediate departure and stormed out of his press conference after Ipswich’s win over Barnsley on Tuesday, and Leeds fans are hoping their club jumps at the opportunity to replace Paul Heckingbottom.
Heckingbottom has just two wins to his name since taking over in February, and supporters are growing tired of his endless excuses and frankly boring demeanor.
The ex-Barnsley man was furious with the referees in Tuesday’s loss to Preston, as Pontus Jansson appeared to be down with a head injury as Sean Maguire headed in Preston’s second.
While Heckingbottom may be the victim of a poor squad at Leeds, McCarthy has done an excellent job at Ipswich on limited resources in a difficult situation.
The 59 year-old has won more games than he’s lost since taking over in 2012, and has solidified the club as a steady mid-table side.
Leeds fans are hoping owner Andrea Radrizzani seizes the opportunity to upgrade on Heckingbottom, and some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Roll om August with big Mick McCarthy 👍
— Andrew Harvey (@AndrewHarvey_) April 10, 2018
Hecky out!!!! McCarthy in!!!!
— Barry Rayson (@RaysonBarry) April 10, 2018
We’ll act. to late to get mick McCarthy. Now is the time.
— manj (@manj68370589) April 10, 2018
Mick McCarthy has the attitude we need. Phone him and he'll happily come to Elland Rd and kick Heckingbottom to the kerb.
— Scary thoughts (@Mickandu) April 10, 2018
Calling mick Mccarthy
— Michael (@MickeyD44314901) April 11, 2018
Mick McCarthy is available it's time to interview him for the job send orta and ph away
— lufc Damo (@LufcDamo) April 10, 2018
He’s coming… pic.twitter.com/U7bIgmwg6u
— #HeckingbottomOut (@Heckyout) April 10, 2018