Following recent unsuccessful attempts to bring in a new head coach, Leeds United are now opening the role to anyone who's willing.
The current occupier of this role is set to leave due to misconduct issues, including; speaking out and not listening to fantastic tactical advice from our Chairman.
The role may include;
-Being handed a ready made team sheet and claiming; "here's one I made earlier".
-Taking over a team that may include a few bad eggs, but having to deal with a split dressing room anyway.
-Not being able to make your own signings. Tried and tested with other managers to the Chairmans dissatisfaction.
-Uncertainty over your job lurking constantly.
-Your previous p45 and a template for your next one dated four months in the future.
Requirements for role:
ANY EXPERIENCE! We've had a Dave Hockaday and you can't be as bad as that.
Football Manager screenshots of your best triumphs against adversity.
The ability to lose a large amount of weight due to stress, but still look healthy.
An understanding of basic defending, literally.
A doctors note to say that you have no previous stress related illnesses.
All applicants welcome. All we need is a selfie with a Burger King crown on sent to @weallloveleedsu and you're in the running!
With Leeds set to end the season with the future of the head coach being questioned, it's not looking like we have it all together when it comes to infrastructure.
The players are waiting to receive texts that include; who will be their head coach, diet plans for preseason, when to report back to Thorp Arch and whether they should come back or just find a new club.
The club are in dire need of organisation and structure from above and without that, the situation is only going to get worse.
We are currently without an academy manager, youth coaches, chief scouts, scouts and most importantly the head coach is clueless as to what's going on with his job.
The man in charge of recruitment is formerly a furniture salesman from Miami and if rumours are true, he has more to do in the club than most of the coaching staff.
It's a far cry from what we had last summer when Adam Pearson joined the club and with him came a real head of recruitment, a club secretary, an academy director previously famed for improving Leeds in the 90's and other members of staff. These additions made the club look not only organised, but actually professional for once.
We eventually became the laughing stock again when Pearson left and with him went the head coach, head of recruitment and eventually academy boss Paul Hart quit his role falsely citing 'personal reasons'.
If any club is to be successful,they need to start with the foundation. We need a full backroom staff of experienced coaches to aid the head coach in selecting the correct team and improving the players performance.
We also need a secondary goalkeeping coach who can assist Neil Sullivan in improving the emerging talents Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Will Huffer and Eric Grimes.
We need a head of recruitment who's experience is more than just flogging Cellino's wife a nice leather number. A man who knows the ins and outs of the English leagues and can find emerging talent that is able to improve our squad from head to toe.
We need at least two or three scouts who can work under him and find us players that are out of the box, who can give us something no-one has ever seen before.
If Cellino is still hell bent on buying Italian knock-offs, then sign an Italian scout and let him report to the head of recruitment about who can be a successful signing. No-one needs another Edgar Cani.
We are in desperate need of another Academy Director who can take the pressures of a large academy of talented players. Leeds have some of the best emerging talents in England and they need to be nurtured by a professional who cares, not an Italian owner who hates them because Man City stole one of their teammates.
We need someone to replace Adam Pearson as Executive Director. The club looked to have more stability when some of the decisions were taken out of Cellino's hands.
Finally, we need to keep Steve Evans at the club. I was never a fan of Evans and when he took over at the club I was appalled at Cellino's decision.
However, it may be the only decision Cellino has got right. The Scot has turned the club's performances around and clearly has passion for the role. The players have warmed to him and many are calling for him to be kept on in his role.
I for one think with a full backroom staff and more free reign to make his own additions, Evans can deliver on his promise of a promotion challenging season, at least until December when he's sacked.
By Ryan Ingham
With Leeds rumoured to be signing Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson, we thought we'd give a little insight into the player before he signs on the dotted line.
So what do we know about the Kalmar FF striker?
Sweet f*** a** if we're going to be truly honest.
But we have done some research about the player that may come in handy. Especially with all the know it all scouts that pollute our Twitter feeds.
Antonsson is 25-years old and has only recently started to flourish since moving to Kalmar last season.
He joined from minnows Halmstad where incidentally our new Spanish assistant coach Pep Clotet was his head coach during a brief spell in charge.
It's more than coincidence that Antonsson's deal has been pushed through so quick, with Clotet only joining last week, the move may show that Cellino is giving our new coaching team more freedom in the transfer market.
(We're sorry Andrea, your skills of watching Football Manager simulations are no longer needed).
Legendary commentator and all round good egg Adam Pope talks about his first ever Leeds game in our feature 'My First Game'.
Weird one this for me as the first game I went to at Elland Road was, I think, December 27, 1977.
Leeds United 3-1 Everton
All I remember was that it was freezing. I was ten and spending Christmas in Hull with my family and my step father, who was with Everton, took me to the match.
I think we sat in the nice seats in the west stand and I can sort of remember the railings that I think remain to this day whenever I walk past them to reach the tunnel after a commentary.
I can't remember hardly a thing about the match other than United were far better than Everton on the day.
Peter Lorimer apparently scorched home a freekick and I can vaguely recollect Martin Dobson scoring a late consolation goal once Leeds were 3-0 up.
More than 45,000 were in the ground that day but I suppose the overriding memory is one of being bitterly cold and quite intimidated!
It's strange thinking that every time I went back after that Everton would invariably lose. In the FA Cup on a school night West Ham won an FA Cup semi 2-1 in extra time despite a dramatic late equaliser from Bob Latchford for the Blues. 15 years later I was at a glorious 4-1 FA Cup semi final victory over Spurs in 95.
To think that 10 years later I would be doing my first Leeds United commentary 30 feet above my head that day on the gantry as United beat Millwall on the opening weekend of the 05/06 campaign.
By Adam Pope
We'd like to thank Adam for sending his story in and urge you to get involved and send your story in to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Captain's entry: Stardate 2/5/16
The last week of the football season is upon us and what a nine months it has been, no dramas doesn't come with being Leeds!
Yesterday Paddy Kisnorbo announced his retirement from the game. Thanks for the memories Paddy.
The true 'Warrior' - beware of any imitations.
Twelve years ago Leeds United were relegated from the Premier League after a 4-1 defeat at Bolton Wanderers.
Me and Ryan watched it in a bar abroad. Not dispirited we sang "Marching on Together" as we walked back in the rain to our hotel. The weather reflected the mood of the fans on that day, we were down but not out.
We asked legendary Leeds commentator Thom Kirwin to talk about the first time he saw Leeds United, here's his story.
Leeds United vs West Bromwich Albion
24th Feb 1990
It’s a difficult task to remember my actual first game watching Leeds United. The goal scorers, the score, how the game went, was it actually any good?
It’s something I had to look up years later. 24th February 1990 at Elland Road, West Brom were the opponents and it finished 2-2 with Kamara and Chapman scoring the goals.
The reason the game is such a faded memory is because I was 6 years old, it was my birthday that day and I was bloody freezing. I could write about how much I enjoyed every second of it and was instantly hooked but it would be a big fat lie.
I knew a little bit about Leeds United, my family were all fans. I even thought I knew a bit about football having chased a ball around a playground for a year. However, I had no desire to go and actually watch a game. Anyway as a birthday treat, aged 6-years old, off I went.
Most people talk about similar things but the first thing that hit me walking towards Elland Road was the size of the stadium, the towering floodlights in each corner and the sheer amount of people buzzing around the place.
So much has been written and said about football describing the symphony of a match day experience, but the smells of football are often overlooked. That’s one of my abiding memories.
At a young age your senses are in overdrive and stale booze, frying onions, cigarette smoke and police horse manure are a combination only found outside a football stadium.
I do remember the buzz of the goal going in but I didn’t really know what to do, so I just waited to be lifted into the air so I could see what was going on.
We may have drawn that day but for the rest of the season I followed every game closely as Howard Wilkinson took us back to the top flight.
I knew something special was happening around the club but had no context to place it within. By the time the title winning campaign came around I had fallen in love for the first time in my life.
I had season tickets, a shirt, the annual and my favourite players. Speed and McAllister all day long; the guile, the energy… Speedo's curly hair!
When I think of first watching Leeds United I don’t often think abut my first game, but I’ll always be eternally grateful for being taken.
It sowed the seed for what has become an equally joyful and painful relationship, but one I could never imagine not being in.
By Thom Kirwin
We'd like to thank Thom for reliving some old memories. If you'd like to be involved then tweet us @weallloveleedsu and have your own first game posted on the site!
Head of Content Keith Ingham speaks on his feelings about the customary lap of honour for our last home game of the season.
I've never been a big fan of the 'lap of honour' or as it's now called 'lap of appreciation'.
This should be done when you've actually won something. It's my opinion and maybe a lot won't agree with it but standing clapping players you've criticised most of the season seems very two faced, but we do have fans that sway whatever the direction the wind is blowing.
A few fans have commented that it's the fans chance to say thank you for their efforts over the last nine months and I appreciate that totally. It's just not how I felt after watching Leeds throw away countless chances and concede simple goals akin to a lot of the games I've witnessed myself over the season.
The South Stand 'revellers' were clearly intent on trying their very best in drinking the bar downstairs dry and many spent nearly all the game down there and many comments echoed around were 'they can stick their walk round the pitch up their arse!'.
Football fans pay an awful amount of money to see their team and if they'd rather drink beer who am I to argue with them, most of them are far too large to do that to.
I've yet to think about my end of season blog, reflecting on a disappointing 2015/16, so I'll leave it till I do but if my views are in the minority, I'm sorry.
From what I've seen of the posted video's and photographs many had left their seats and either gone home just like me or to find another watering hole.
There are those who like to applaud the players around and see various siblings in Leeds kits trotting around with their Dads so I'll not dwell on it but suffice to say if we ever have a season when, again in my opinion something to shout about I'll be there with 'bells on'
Until then, I'll continue to watch until the final whistle and then go home.
By Keith Ingham
Last word on the weekend from the excellent Jon Howe
Thanks to LEEDSLIVING and Jon Howe
Our Under-21s signed off their season with a thrilling 3-3 draw away to Barnsley on Monday afternoon.
Youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell is considering an offer of a new contract the club has offered him, the deal will keep him at the club until 2018.
The youngster may have other options as Premier League Everton have been 'eyeing' the goalkeeper as have other clubs, Peacock-Farrell made his debut vs QPR at Elland Road and is expected to play in either the Charlton Athletic game or the last game of the season at Preston. Key to his decision to stay will be his prospects of first team football.
Gaetano Berardi's season is prematurely ended after the injury he received at Hull City on Saturday, the right back who is many people's choice for the clubs Player of the Year has ankle ligament damage, the injury isn't as bad as first feared and he should be fit for preseason training.
Today after twenty seven years of lies and half truths, the jury at the Hillsborough disaster decided the the ninety six Liverpool fans were 'unlawfully killed'. Finally the families have the justice they deserved.
Let those who made the original verdict and those who covered up the truth should hang their heads in shame.
Twenty four years ago today Leeds United beat Sheffield United 3-2 in Sheffield to claim the League Division One Championship, I remember the day as it was yesterday and the hangover the day after.
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