Leeds United striker Steve Morison has suggested things haven’t been as good since Darko Milanic came in as the club’s new manager.
Milanic is still searching for his first win in charge of the side after defeat at Brentford was followed by draws against Reading and Sheffield Wednesday and the forward has suggested the side is struggling to adapt to the philosophy Milanic is trying to instil on the side.
“Normally a manager comes into a team that isn’t doing very well. It’s a bit different with the latest manager in that he came in on the back of us winning three from four,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“We thought ‘let’s just carry that on’ but it changed a little bit and I’d say it hasn’t been as good. I don’t know if everyone agrees with that but it hasn’t been as good in the last three games as it was in the three before that.”
“He’s still finding his feet and finding the right way to manage us. There are different nationalities in the changing room - lots of different people and personalities. There are young players, experienced players, and it’ll take time because he’s used to doing it his way.”
Morison’s comments hint at a little bit of frustration, which wasn’t evident when Neil Redfearn was in temporary charge of the team.
The comments also suggest that Milanic has been tinkering with the system Leeds had been using, which saw them playing expansive and exciting football under Redfearn which saw them achieve three wins and a draw in his four games in charge.
One of the first things Milanic said at his unveiling is that he wasn’t looking to make too many changes and that he’d consult Redfearn, who has a better idea of the current squad of players.
However, Milanic is slowly making progress after two games securing points and two games without a defeat.
The trick now is to get a winning mentality into the team and easing any frustration, which is understandable because Leeds’ players were just getting used to winning games again before the new boss came in.
A decent run of results will help to push Leeds up towards the play-off places where they should be looking to consolidate for the rest of the season.