Allardyce set to depart after telling Kinnear home truths

02 Jun 2023 08:21 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Friday 2nd June, and hert are the latest headlines from Elland Road...

Allardyce set to depart after telling Kinnear home truths

Sam Allardyce is set to leave his role as Leeds interim Manager, after crunch talks with CEO Angus Kinnear broke down yesterday. Allardyce, was strongly tipped to be installed permanently, but things turned sour after the no-nonsense 68yo told Kinnear some home truths about his squad.

According to the Daily Mail, Allardyce was shocked at the Leeds players' inability to put up a fight in the relegation battle; and wanted a complete overhaul. This didn't go down too well with the Leeds Chief Executive, and the meeting was cut short.

As savage as Allardyce's comments sound, perhaps he has a point! Everton, Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth were all in far worse position than Leeds , yet defied the odds, by picking up unexpected points during the business end of the season, whilst Leeds continued to get steamrolled.

Short list of five for the ER hot seat

Luton Town Manager Rob Edwards now joins a shortlist of five for the Elland Road hot-seat. The 40 year old former Wales International recently guided the Hatters to the Premier League, via the play-offs, and has suddenly become a wanted man.

He joins fellow candidates Graham Potter, Steven Gerrard, Carlos Corboran, Brendan Rodgers and Lee Bowyer, all of whom have been strongly linked with the vacancy going back to February, when Marsch was sacked. With turmoil in the board room, fans may have to wait a while until the club are ready to unveil their next whipping boy.

Championship starts in 65 days...

There are 65 days until Leeds kick off their new Championship season, and the club are still no closer to finding out who their owners will be! The sheer gravity of the situation, will no doubt, have filtered down to the the pitch, where the players currently contemplate their futures!

The shenanigans at board room level are preventing the club from appointing a permanent Manager, let alone a retained list, transfer targets and sales. If Leeds arrive late for the party, the bargains will have disappeared, and they'll be left scrambling around for square pegs for round holes, much like what we have seen all to many times.

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weasel wrote on 03 Jun 2023 10:32 am

Victor_Notts-17 wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 5:30 am If Radz is selling, Kinnear and the rest of the 'team' Radz got in surely have to go? We need a complete clearout/rebuild. It's almost like the Bates years again...
Why? Some people are possibly good at their jb and may be an asset. Angus Kinnear is chief executive, or something similar, of a business which has increased its merchandising and world wide brand recognition etc. As such he may be very good at his job even if us fans don't know exactly what he does.

Victor_Notts-17 wrote on 03 Jun 2023 05:30 am

If Radz is selling, Kinnear and the rest of the 'team' Radz got in surely have to go? We need a complete clearout/rebuild. It's almost like the Bates years again...

Victor_Notts-17 wrote on 03 Jun 2023 05:28 am

The Subhuman wrote: Fri Jun 02, 2023 11:44 am Again everyone knows where I stand here so no real point me adding anything else
But you did anyway! ??? :mshr:

VinnysTattoo wrote on 03 Jun 2023 04:27 am

We must be fecked if Alladyce doesn’t want the gig!

Kind of relieved though

weasel wrote on 02 Jun 2023 08:23 pm

60sUnited wrote: Fri Jun 02, 2023 7:50 pm What worries me is that if Sam did give it all guns to Kinnear ref our poor come Kinnear would take offence at the bloody obvious (by the way I don't want Sam in the job !...just worried that maybe Kinnear is oblivious to the obvious )
And referencing our poor squad is to somewhat irrlevant as even if we had a strong squad it would get decimated, and I don't mean in the roman sense, during the summer. So the strength of the squad at this point isn't a factor it would be about how strong it is after the players leave and new players come in. So really referencing the poor squad is just Sam excusing his own poor performance.