Former Leeds United manager Peter Reid says he laid into Whites striker and regretted it

Leeds manager Peter Reid instructs his players during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road on October 4, 2003, Leeds, England.

Peter Reid said his time at Leeds United taught him he was losing touch.

Leeds manager Peter Reid instructs his players during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road on October 4, 2003, Leeds, England.

Former Leeds United boss Peter Reid has said his time at the club showed him the shift in power between players and managers.

Reid managed Leeds in 2003, where he lasted seven months before being fired, with the club going on to suffer relegation.

Prior spells with Sunderland and Manchester City had seen him do better, even spending time as England under-21 boss before taking the Leeds job.

But speaking to The Telegraph he recounts one incident with Leeds striker Mark Viduka where he realised his oldschool managerial style of giving players a half-time rollicking was over.

Mark Viduka of Leeds United celebrates scoring his second goal of the match during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Leeds United and Fulham held on April 22, 2003 at Elland...

Reid said: "You can’t do now what I did in Premier Passions (a documentary filmed while he was at Sunderland) effin and blindin at modern players, they’d just down tools.

"I learned very quickly at Leeds. Mark Viduka’s reaction told me everything. I’ve laid into him and I could see in his eyes he’s thinking I’m a piece of *****.

"As they’re going out for the second half I’ve pulled him over and said, ‘hey listen I’ve only made you an example because you’re the best player’.

"I had to think on my feet. But that was the point I realised I couldn’t do that anymore."

Peter Reid of Leeds looks on as his side fail to make their Premiership status safe during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers on April 26, 2003...

Leeds was one of the last big jobs of Reid's managerial career, with a spell at Coventry City following.

At Leeds he won just six of 22 games, and just 10 of 31 at Coventry, a stint which again lasted just seven months before he was fired.

He since took charge of the Thailand national team before managing Plymouth Argyle in 2010 for 14 months.

His last managerial job was a brief stint in charge of Indian side Mumbai City in 2014.

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