Leeds United can't let a second manager off the hook

Leeds United let Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal off the hook, now they face Reading's Jaap Stam.

Jaap Stam, Manager of Reading looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Second Leg match between Reading and Fulham at Madejski Stadium on May 16, 2017 in Reading, England.

Leeds United face Reading this week with Royals boss Jaap Stam under pressure.

The Dutchman stunned the division last year by leading Reading to the play-off final, but loyalty in football is short-lived.

Reading have been one of the Championship's most disappointing teams this season, recording just two points from 10 matches.

Reading beat Leeds last season to spark a run which ended the Whites play-off hopes last April, and this is a chance for the Yorkshire side to exact a measure of revenge.

But before the international break, Leeds faced a team in a similar predicament, a reeling Sheffield Wednesday side.

Carlos Carvalhal, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final 1st leg match between Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday at Galpharm...

The Owls had been beaten by Sheffield United in the first Steel City derby for six years, and become the first side to lose to Birmingham City since early August.

Questions were being asked about Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal's future, but they were answered emphatically as the Owls beat Leeds 3-0.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Leeds let him off the hook, and sparked life into Sheffield Wednesday's season.

They cannot afford for the same to happen again this weekend with Reading, and must pounce on a vulnerable Royals side.

Home advantage could be key, and a win for Leeds will pile the pressure on Jaap Stam and create a big gap of 14 points between them and a side which finished above them last season which even at this stage of the season could be insurmountable.

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