Ian Holloway explains how Leeds players are encouraged to shirk responsibility

Ian Holloway

The pundit feels the Leeds squad are indirectly given an easy way out.

Ian Holloway believes Leeds United's constant changing of managers allows players to shirk responsbility, according to Sky Sports.

Indeed, Massimo Cellino has constantly chopped and changed at Elland Road. Steve Evans has been at Leeds since October now but has received criticism from fans of late.

And Holloway told Sky Sports News on Monday morning: "Without a shadow of a doubt. You’ve got to have consistency and have a leader who’s stronger than everyone else.

"If you keep changing the manager, the players will shirk responsibility. They won’t mean to but they’ll end up doing it."

Often, Holloway appears quite obviously clueless on certain subjects, while his Leeds comments are almost always unpopular with fans.

However, you can see where his theory makes sense here. Under Evans, performances are already dipping. Why should the players give their all for the Scot if the odds suggest he'll be the one to go not them if results continue to go wrong?

Evans made a very bright initial impact but Leeds are currently 16th in the Championship. Is it a case of the manager's big talk having an effect to start with... with very little substance backing it up thereafter?

Or are United over their rough spell and ready to shine against Middlesbrough in front of the Sky Sports cameras?

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