Neil Warnock remains confident that he has the support of the new owners at Elland Road, despite recent shaky performances. Discussion between the new owners and Warnock took place after the defeat to Barnsley.
The gaffer has been subject to his fair share of criticism over the last few weeks – as the new tenure at Leeds United is yet to gather pace in the transfer window. GFH Capital have found out first hand just how the fans currently feel about the state of their club – with many wanting Warnock’s head – and the majority wondering when the new signings are coming.
The former QPR boss is more tactical in his press conferences than he is in style of football. His direct approach on the pitch is more than surpassed with his ability to defect the pressure elsewhere, when asked a ‘tricky’ question.
Having defended his choice of playing Lee Peltier at left back, Neil was yet again quick to ease the weight on his shoulders by suggesting ‘he still had faith in the new owners’ – another ingeni0us tactic by Warnock to put the pressure back on the new owners to ensure the team can improve over January (despite the horrific tactics Warnock has instilled in his team).
Had Leeds United lost on Tuesday night against Birmingham City, Mr. Warnock could well have been bidding farewell to his so far short reign at Leeds United. However, Leeds came from behind to win the game 2-1 – with goals from McCormack and Diouf.
It was the saving grace for the gaffer and the team. They showed they can play football and Neil Warnock used his post-match interview to yet again use his wise head to heap praise on his side without allegedly want-away striker Luciano Becchio.
The Argentine reportedly missed the game with illness, despite numerous rumours linking him to Wigan Athletic. Warnock was quick to suggest that when Becchio doesn’t play the team play football. The best answer possible, given the ‘hoof ball’ style the fans have loathed over the last few months.
It seems our lack of quality on the pitch, is made up for in Warnock’s ability to ‘sweeten’ the fans with politician like interviews. You would think he was running for the ‘Neil is doing a great job’ campaign, knowing exactly what to say on cue.