Leeds United supporters are generally pleased by the club’s decision to sack David Hockaday.
The controversial head-coach lost his job yesterday after only 70 days at Elland Road last night.
He joined over the summer as Massimo Cellino’s first choice of boss after his takeover, but the task of being in charge at Leeds appeared to big for him from the out-set.
Hockaday’s only previous managerial experience had came in non-league with Forest Green Rovers and his selection was staggering.
As a result he was under pressure to get off to a good start, but the Whites' opening to the competitive season has been largely disappointing.
The club have won just one of their first four Championship matches and Wednesday’s night defeat to Bradford in the League Cup second round was the final straw for Cellino – who sacked Hockaday yesterday evening.
It is a decision that the majority of Leeds supporters have been waiting for after being thoroughly unimpressed by his brief time in charge and they are now hoping for a more experienced appointment to take charge.
Cellino has said that his next appointment is likely to be a British manager with Steve Clarke amongst the favourites, but Rolando Moran has also been linked with the job.
Whoever it is, Leeds supporters will be hoping they do a better job than their predecessor as they look to turn their season around and push on up the table.
Here is some of the best reaction to Hockaday’s sacking on Twitter.
Hockaday HAD to go. Problem is he should never have been given the job anyway. Issue is how Cellino attracts a decent candidate now! #lufc— Stephen Wragg (@wraggywragg) August 29, 2014
#lufc I didn't agree with Hockaday getting the job in the 1st place but you have to feel sorry for him, the job was just too big for him.— Andy Smith (@Mr_Smiff74) August 29, 2014
The Hockaday Paradox: didn't want him, relieved he's gone, but still think he got a raw deal from the owner and some of our fans... #lufc— ET (@EastStandUpper) August 29, 2014
Just seen Hockaday has gone. Cellino changed his mind twice between Saturday & Thursday. Strong, clear leadership at the top, then. #LUFC— Tom Bodell (@TBBodell) August 29, 2014
Looks like Brian Clough was here for less days, but managed more games than Hockaday. #LUFC— The Mad Leeds Fan (@TheMadLeedsFan) August 29, 2014
I really hope that Cellino has learnt from appointing Hockaday. We need someone that is capable of managing #LUFC and not another YES man— White Knight LUFC (@WhiteKnightLUFC) August 29, 2014
#lufc So Hockaday is shown the door. In 21 yrs Cellino sacked 35 managers at Cagliari. Not positive about lots of job applicants.— Mark Stephenson (@markstephensons) August 29, 2014
Hockaday was never good enough for Leeds United, everyone knew that. Can't blame him for takning a ones in a lifetime chance. #lufc— Rasmuz Agrell (@RAgrell) August 29, 2014
Hockaday's sacking was inevitable, don't see why anyone was shocked, didn't have the managerial experience we need #lufc— Connor Russell (@MeatHeadF1) August 28, 2014
Were Leeds right to sack Hockaday?