Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Leeds MUST sack Warnock now
I know I said Warnock was being unfairly blamed for the failure of Leeds United this season, and I hold with that, but there is absolutely no sense in retaining him now. Adkins is apparently the number one target, but Reading and Leicester are rumoured to want him too, so what's the point in prevaricating: if GFH Capital want him, they have to make a move before it is too late.
But it goes way beyond Adkins. Whisper it quietly if you wish, for fear of ridicule, but Leeds could yet reach the play offs and make it through to the Premiership. But is that going to happen under Warnock? No chance.
And that's not Old Big Gob's fault. The players know he is going so why do they care? Promotion would present major problems to 98% of the squad who obviously are not up to Premiership standard: stay down, and they have a cosy career; go up, and they face a season of misery or have to find new employment.
So what changes if a new manager comes in you ask? Well at least Warnock's replacement would have credibility when he insists, "We can still do it", and at least he would arrive without any loyalty to old has-been favourites.
The facts are simple. If Leeds win six games out of eight, they will qualify for the play offs and will go in to the knock competition as the form team in the division. Win six out of eight and suddenly momentum would make Leeds favourites.
But Warnock has given up hope. Warnock knows the players are already thinking about their summer holidays. Warnock knows all the questions but no longer has any of the answers.
So what should GFH Capital do? Simple. Pay off Warnock, recruit his replacement, and put the manager and the entire first team squad on a £1m bonus each to secure promotion. If it doesn't work, so what? If it does, promotion to the Prem is cheap at a cost of £20m.
But will the Arab bank built on sand do it? No chance. Why? I really don't think they have £20m to chuck at it!
And there, in a nutshell, is the on going problem at Elland Road.
Posted by Hammersfan at 19:14