Leeds United’s dreadful form in the English Championship continued on Tuesday night, falling to a 3-1 defeat away to Preston North End.
The result means that they’ve still just won two matches in the whole of 2018 so far and have lost half of their matches since Paul Heckingbottom was appointed as manager in February.
That means pressure is mounting on the newly appointed Whites boss, with fans growing increasingly impatient with the lack of progress under the 40-year-old.
Nobody likes to see managers arrive and depart clubs quickly but for many Leeds fans the Preston result was the final straw and they reckon that they are going nowhere fast with Heckingbottom still in charge, in face some have accused the club of going backwards.
Without a transfer window to work with, it was always going to be difficult for the former Barsnley manager to come in and get the job done, so does he deserve a summer to sort things out, or should he go immediately?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Heckingbottom has to go for me completely out of his depth and it doesnt look like changing, squad is poor but he hasnt helped his selections have been woeful, Nigel Pearson an ideal choice. Would also settle for Mick McCarthy #LUFC
— Luke Harrison (@lukonunez) April 11, 2018
— Lee Ellis (@LeedsunitedLee) April 11, 2018
Every time I see Leeds have tweeted I get excited but then realise it’s not Heckingbottom and/or Orta going ?? #lufc
— Alex Hunt (@AlexSlugHunt) April 11, 2018
Trying to get back a bit of normality so:-
Heckingbottom hasn’t got it, has he? It’s simply not good enough at the minute.#lufc
— Paul Grimley (@LPP2014) April 11, 2018
In our entire history, we’ve had 35 managers at Leeds United.
Based on win rate percentage, Paul Heckingbottom is currently 34th on 12%, sitting proudly above Darko Milanic (0%)
That’s some achievement ??????#lufc
— Leeds Fan (@LeedsFanz) April 11, 2018
— Wayne Glenn (@WayneGlenn1) April 11, 2018
Heckingbottom. If he'd been in at start of season we'd be fecking bottom. #lufc
— Wayne (@wayneleedsfan) April 11, 2018
I didn't want Heckingbottom when he was appointed, he's only vindicated that belief with the performances under him. If anything we've gone backwards. I'm not usually one to appeal for managerial sackings but I won't be happy if he's in charge of #lufc next season.
— Mr November (@wraggywragg) April 11, 2018