There’s plenty on the back of Paul Heckingbottom at the moment but I do think he’ll be staying put this summer.
There seemed to be increased rumours about him potentially being sacked in the off-season or imminently not too long ago but those seem to have died down.
Hecky himself expects to stay at the club and I think he will because he should probably be allowed to sign his own players before we can really judge him.
As quoted by YEP Sport, too, Hecky has said that he’s making decisions all the time about the summer:
— YEP Sport (@YEPSportsdesk) April 18, 2018
Let’s take a look, then, at what some of our fans have been saying in response to the boss’ comments…
So players are bang at it can only think of 4 who’ve taken that on board Pablo Pearce O’Connor BPF all rest ether don’t believe you down to their long contracts so are giving you the 2 fingered salute ????????????????
— Kenneth Roy Brown (@kennybrown1964) April 18, 2018
Just gotta give him a season with his own players. We’re kidding ourselves if we think we can sack him and get some big name coach we in. We just don’t have the money. Monk had a preseason and a full season. Give PH the same and see where we are.
— jonathan abrahams (@JonathanA1919) April 18, 2018
Good point Jonothan and Monk lost 5 of his first 7 games in charge
— richard hunt (@fleetwhite) April 18, 2018
Had we not had 15 years of false dawns I could maybe think yeah let's see what he can do with his own players. but given his spell thus far. I think we need a bigger hitter with proven success at this level or higher in England. harsh but we have had to many let downs
— Zachary B. (@LeedsZac) April 18, 2018
Sacking another manager is daft. He’s had the guts to bring in the youngsters & this has worked. They seem to be playing for him even if the rest are not. He’s looking forward. Give him more time say I.
— There Or Thereabouts (@NYawner) April 18, 2018
How has it worked? 2 wins? Played some shocking football. Still can't defend. Linked with bottom half players. Relegation fight next season if he stays. Saiz, Hernandez, Jansson will all be off if he stays.
— Decky Quinn (@DeckyQuinn) April 18, 2018
Hope the BOARD make the right decision about you,
— David Kerr (@davidkerr2821) April 18, 2018
Don’t slack off ????
— ross (@rosspunx93) April 18, 2018
We need a new slate completely for next season this guy is as bad as The Hock.
— Queensland White (@MUZZA2017) April 18, 2018
Heckingbottom is a manager who has been inundated with stick but I do think we’ll let him see the summer window and make some deals.
We’ve surely got to let him shape this squad into something better and I just hope Victor Orta doesn’t meddle too much.
It’s an important window, and Hecky has much to do to prove he’s the right man.
Thoughts, Whites? Let me know!