By Adam Walker
After an appalling result away to Barnsley, I am keen to ask who still has faith in our manager Neil Warnock?
I have never been so sure of the man. I doubted the signings he made in the summer and I now doubt his ability to manage the poorly arranged squad he has created. If you have read my previous blogs you will know that I have not been at all inspired by the names he has brought in but I’m not going to start ranting about them again.
We didn’t have a single shot on target in the Barnsley game. Why should we stand for this? Although it is a small trip to Oakwell, fans left the game feeling angered, bewildered and frustrated as the madness continues. How can a club like Leeds United go on like this?
We live in one of the biggest cities in the UK and the biggest city in the UK with one club. Fans come from all around, not just Yorkshire either. We have a right to expect. We were once a great side, one that was feared and at the beginning of the millennium we were in Europe, challenging the most prestigious teams across the globe. After plummeting to the depths of League One, we all hoped for Leeds to restore some pride. I accept that this may take a while but there is no progress being made. The Championship is one of the most difficult leagues in the world to get out of and Warnock has been the man to lead many sides out of the hell hole. Leeds United and Warnock are not right for each other. It seems to me he has lost his ambition. People have questioned his management abilities after the game in South Yorkshire and he seems to think he is doing a great job. I have recently researched his records as a Leeds United manager and it stands at 18 wins, 10 draws and 19 losses. This gives him a win rate of 38.3% which I feel is simply not good enough.
I don’t think Warnock understands the modern game. He is sixty-four years old now and seems to think he can win every game 1-0 in this division. It just isn’t realistic, not in the modern game. Although he did get QPR promoted recently other managers such as Paul Lambert, Roberto Di Matteo, Brendan Rodgers, Nigel Adkins and Owen Coyle are ageing but they are all under fifty years old. The younger manager seems to be the way these days as they have adapted to the new and modern game. I have recently seen Paolo Di Canio linked with the Leeds if Warnock does leave. Although this is probably a stupid rumour I would welcome his arrival as I think he could do great things with a big club like Leeds United. Young and upcoming managers relish new challenges and I feel someone like Di Canio would be just right for the Elland Road dugout.
So my question to readers is, do you think Warnock should still be manager? How do you feel about the squad he has created? And finally, who would you want as manager of Leeds United if Warnock did leave? (Keep it realistic)
Thank you for reading,