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Former Leeds United manager makes frank admission about his departure from club

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Leeds United are currently flying in the Championship and are well within the promotion hunt as it stands.

New manager Marcelo Bielsa is making quite the impression at the club, and it looks a very likely possibility that the Whites will find themselves well within the mix of teams fighting for the top two come the end of the season.

However, things have not always been so rosy in the last few years, with the club going through managers such as Thomas Christiansen, and of course, Paul Heckingbottom, who lasted only four months at Elland Road.

Heckingbottom has been out of work ever since, but speaking to the Yorkshire Post this weekend, he made some admissions about his time at Elland Road, speaking of certain decisions and ‘arguments’ he had which might have indeed sped up his exit from the club.

“I took a lot of positives from Leeds when I look back. But the disappointing thing was that they came and got me because they wanted X, Y and Z and spelt it out and said, ‘This has got to happen’. But within a couple of weeks it was not happening”, said Heckingbottom.

“I took people on and had arguments over it and tried to make changes and did. It maybe quickened my exit a little bit. But the worst thing I could have done was sit tight knowing it is going to fail 10 months down the line and then get the boot.

Heckingbottom admitted he is now ready to ‘get back to work’ after a summer off, and the former Barnsley man will no doubt be hoping to get his opportunity soon and replicate the success he had at Oakwell, where he led them to promotion from League One via the playoffs as well as the JPT Trophy in the same season.

Leeds fans, what do you think? Do you think Heckingbottom got a fair crack? Let us know in the comments!


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