Date: 6th February 2018 at 4:06pm
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Leeds fans deserve better?don`t they?

Anyone else having feelings of Deja vu? I feel like we`ve been in the position where we`re looking for a new manager time and time again. It must just be the Leeds way, as Thomas Christiansen lasted just eight months.

That would be a bit harsh on the board though as the writing has been on the wall for Christiansen for a while now and he was given time to turn things around, namely when things started to turn sour in October/November where we lost seven of nine matches.

So, here we are again. The search for a new manager has emerged again and the appointment of Barnsley`s Paul Heckingbottom has certainly raised more than a few eyebrows.

This was a chance for us to make a statement, to show that we`re serious about our ambitions of returning to the Premier League for the first time since 2004. As such, the appointment of a manager whose side are currently struggling for survival in the Championship doesn`t really stand out as decisive.

Heckingbottom has done a brilliant job at Barnsley, winning the Football League Trophy in 2016 and earning promotion from League One in the same season. He certainly deserves credit; however, the job at Leeds is a different kettle of fish altogether so I am at a loss as to why we didn`t identify a potential manager with necessary experience of guiding clubs out of the Championship – as opposed to taking a punt on potential?

So am I alone in my frustrations and being totally underwhelmed about this appointment? Leeds United fans surely deserve better than this?don`t we?

 

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