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Statistics: Milanic's Leeds vs Redfearn's Leeds

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A look at the numbers behind the differing reigns of Darko Milanic and Neil Redfearn at Leeds United.

Darko Milanic's managerial reign at Leeds came to an abrupt end on Saturday evening after the club surrendered a first half lead to Wolves.

The Slovenian amassed only three points out of a possible 18 from six games in charge, a truly dismal record.

The man expected to replace him, Neil Redfearn, had a far superior record in terms of points won, but how do the statistics deeper in, compare?

Darko Milanic's Leeds

  Goals per gamePassing AccuracyChances Created per gamePoints per gameForward Passes per gameBackward Passes per gameScoring attempts per gameAppearances
Leeds 0.67 78% 9 0.5 170.5 56.83 12 6

 

  Goals Conceded per gamePossession PercentageChances allowed per gameOpposition passes in final third per gameOpposition shots per gameAppearances
Leeds 1.33 49.67 12.67 97.17 17.33 6

Neil Redfearn's Leeds

  Goals per gamePassing AccuracyChances Created per gamePoints per gameForward Passes per gameBackward Passes per gameScoring attempts per gameAppearances
Leeds 2 78% 8 2.5 157 55.5 9.75 4

 

  Goals Conceded per gamePossession PercentageChances allowed per gameOpposition passes in final third per gameOpposition shots per gameAppearances
Leeds 0.5 48.25 14 98.75 18.25 4

The difference in success rate is staggering, Redfearn's Leeds winning an average of 2.5 points per game, in comparison to Milanic's 0.5 point earned a match.

On the pitch however, Milanic's Leeds registered more shots at goal, with 12 per game, than 9.75 under Redfearn, with the caretaker boss' side allowing the opposition more efforts per game and permitting more chances to be created.

Milanic's Leeds even had more possession, but the big difference was conversion rates at either end. Under Redfearn, Leeds scored an average of two goals per game, and under Milanic, only 0.67, while Redfearn's Leeds conceded 0.5 goals a match in contrast to 1.33 with the Slovenian as boss.

The now sacked former Sturm Graz boss may look at some of the above and feel his side were unlucky, but it is on the fine lines of putting chances away that games are won and lost, and jobs are kept, or not.

If Neil Redfearn can turn Leeds back into the side which won three games out of four under his previous spell, then a rapid rise up through the table beckons. Say what you like about Massimo Cellino, but he has at least let plenty of time to correct his error.

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