Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy suggested on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Monday morning that he understands why Uwe Rosler was sacked as the Leeds United head coach.
"They probably thought that before they slip into the relegation zone and into a real difficult spot, they would make the change," said Murphy. "I feel for Rosler, but that’s the way football is now. Leeds need to be doing better."
Rosler was appointed the Leeds head coach at the end of last season, and he was expected to be a success at Elland Road.
However, the under the German, the Whites’ performances were disappointing and the results were poor.
Leeds are 18th in the Championship table at the moment with just 11 points from as many matches, just three points above the relegation zone.
It was clear that Rosler was struggling to get things right, and it made sense for Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino to pull the trigger.
Should Rosler have been given more time, until at least the next international break? Perhaps, but there was no discernible sign that the team were improving under him.
Leeds may not have a squad capable of finishing in the top six of the Championship this season, but they do have a team who can at least compete for a top-10 spot.