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Leeds United have not had a season to remember.

The Whites were at one stage this season, looking like genuine contenders for a top six spot in the Championship, however a dramatic decline in form has seen the Yorkshire side plummet down the league table.

Leeds, now managed by Paul Heckingbottom following the sacking of Thomas Christiansen, now occupy 12th spot in the table and are set for another season outside the Premier League in the next campaign.

So what has just gone wrong at Leeds? Our Chief Editor Sam Rourke caught up with Sky Sports’ EFL expert, and former Leeds player David Prutton, to talk all things Leeds.

When asked if Heckingbottom is the right man for the top job at Elland Road, Prutton said: “It’s too early in Paul’s (Heckingbottom) career to judge him, I think Paul’s the right man, but you just need to be patient”.

“They’re treading water, they’ve changed their manager too many times”

He said the manager issue is not the only problem at Leeds, and outlined the impact the likes of Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta have had on the club – “When you look at the way the club is run, when you look at the recruitment policy, there seems to be something wrong, you never see Leeds linked with big Championship players at the moment because they don’t pay the type of wages that these big players command” Prutton said.

Prutton went on to discuss the role Neil Warnock is doing at second placed Cardiff City, “Neil Warnock was at Leeds and wasn’t appreciated, and look what he is doing at Cardiff at the moment – Leeds need to aim higher and get better, they now own the ground which was a great move by Radrizzani but on the pitch it is where it matters”.

Leeds fans…. Do you agree with Prutton’s verdict? Let us know below!

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