Paul Heckingbottom’s career as Sheffield United manager is secure for now regardless of the Blades’ 8- thrashing at household to Newcastle, talkSPORT understands.
The Blades sealed their return to the Leading League final time as they completed next in the Championship – but so considerably they have failed acquire any of their very first 6 league online games.
Their most up-to-date outcome observed them tumble to a major loss versus Newcastle at Bramall Lane, the worst league defeat in their 134-12 months heritage.
Heckingbottom’s leadership was a crucial aspect in their marketing cost pursuing a two-yr absence from the major flight.
But he has been beneath escalating strain at the club of late but even with the most recent result, he looks established to remain in demand for the time getting.
He originally took interim charge at Sheffield United in March 2021 when Chris Wilder remaining the club by mutual consent.
Slavisa Jokanovic was then employed as Wilder’s long term alternative and Heckingbottom returned to his part of U23s supervisor.
Having said that, he was introduced back again into the initially-crew photograph before long right after and has remained at the helm at any time considering the fact that.
Sheffield United achieved the Championship engage in-off semi-finals at the conclude of the 2021/22 period before gaining advertising a calendar year later on.
Provided their past endeavours in the best-flight, supporters would undoubtedly have experienced trigger for optimism on their return.
Even so, defeats have come towards Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest, Manchester Metropolis, Tottenham and now Newcastle.
They had been near to sealing their first acquire of the year in opposition to Spurs but conceded two aims in second fifty percent stoppage time to eliminate.
Sheffield United, who are also out of the Carabao Cup, have scored just 5 league objectives and conceded 17 as they sit bottom of the desk.
The Blades have picked up just a single level thus considerably following their 2-2 draw at household to Everton at the commencing of the thirty day period.
Despite the fact that they conceded eight occasions from Newcastle, it really is the only match this time in which they’ve dropped by a lot more than one particular aim.
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