Neil Warnock’s job security at Leeds United is anything but healthy at the moment – with fans vying for a change in personnel. Former Southampton boss Nigel Adkins is tipped to take over as mentioned in The Daily Mail, with the former Saints boss the bookie’s favourite to be the next permanent manager at Elland Road.
Sunday’s heavy cup defeat ended in an outcry of ‘time to go’ from the Leeds United fans, with the repetition clearly aimed towards Neil Warnock. A somewhat delusional character at Elland Road, it seems Warnock’s time is up, as reports have suggested GFH Capital have met with Nigel Adkins to thrash out a deal to take over at the start of next season.
A constant siege of ‘pass the buck’ from Warnock has left both fans and players seemingly angry at the current situation of the club. Bizarre tactics and constant remarks towards his own players, Warnock’s tenure has not quite been a fairytale story.
With the club languishing in mid-table and eight points from the play-offs, a change in management is needed in order for Leeds United to progress in ambition and stature. Renowned for his positive attitude and willingness to take the blame, Nigel Adkins has so far pleased fans that have got whispers of an alleged meeting between board officials and Mr Adkins.
There was public uproar when the former Scunthorpe United boss was axed by Southampton. With his side suffering defeat just twice in twelve games, it came as a shock to everyone that Adkins was given the boot for a foreign manager who needs a translator to speak to the media.
What is Southampton’s loss is Leeds United’s gain. Adkins, much like Warnock, has a proven record of promotion. The former Physio has steered both Scunthorpe United and Southampton to promotion winning seasons and will look to continue the trend if he becomes the new manager of Leeds United.
The only downside to the whole saga, is the fact that Warnock is reportedly staying on until the end of the season. Fans are split on whether this is a good thing, but the sooner the hoof ball tactics and delusional comments leave, the better.