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‘This Sh*t’- Owner Has His Say as Leeds United Teeter on Brink of Sacking Manager

Javi gracia, on the verge of sacking as Leeds manager, with head in hands

Leeds United are reportedly on the brink of sacking recently-appointed manager Javi Gracia, according to Phil Hay and other sources close to the club. This comes just two months after his appointment, with the club conceding the most goals in a single month in Premier League history. Owner Andrea Radrizzani even referred to the performance as “This shit” in a leaked direct message to a fan on Twitter.

Leeds United Board Considering Sacking Javi Gracia

Why are Leeds United Considering Sacking Javi Gracia?

The main reason the Whites might be considering a Javi Gracia sacking is the poor results that the club has faced in the past month. After conceding 23 goals in April alone, the club is in something of a death spiral that could see them relegated back to the Championship after just three seasons of Premier League football.

One of the biggest concerns for fans will be the nature of the performances, seeming someone spineless throughout and conceding goals in batches as players’ heads drop. The previously reliable Illan Meslier is struggling and morale in the camp is so low that the club have had to release a statement from the players.

Read More: Javi Gracia’s Initial Appointment

Who Could Replace Javi Gracia?

The Elland Road hierarchy has relatively few options for a replacement. John Percy reports Michael Skubala as one potential option, having been caretaker after the sacking of Jesse Marsch. Fans are sure to be concerned over this, however, as “Skoobs” also oversaw a relatively depressing loss to Everton earlier in the season.

Supporters may just be looking for new ideas. The Spaniard had a tendency to leave Willy Gnonto out of the side for little evident reason, and the team seems to lack passion or interest in attack. Board members might look to more aggressive managers as a result.

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Will This Fix the Problem?

Arguably not. Leeds lack quality in vital positions, and the fanbase is so disenfranchised that the supporter advisory board has released a statement against the club’s leadership. A new manager might get the club to the end of the season, but a lot more needs fixing.

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