Could appointing Mr Wrong cause squad disharmony?

With Leeds poised to announce Dave “who?” Hockaday as manager/head-coach, the fan reaction has been mixed (at best).  However, the one thing we don’t have a handle on is how the players have reacted to this underwhelming appointment.
Like Snodgrass before him, Ross will be looking for ambition from the club.  Our talisman has straight-up stated that he wants to play in the Premiership and cannot wait 2 years to do so – which means he’s looking to Cellino to assemble a team that could genuinely challenge to do exactly that.  Ross (like the fans) will be looking for genuine quality to be added and it’s inconceivable to think that appointing a manager who failed miserably at Forest Green.

Could appointing Hockaday cause disharmony?

If I were a Leeds player with ambitions of getting promoted I’d want to see a strong leader appointed; someone proven at this (or higher) levels.  Mr Hockaday, while an unknown entity, is not proven and feedback from his non-league managerial appointment has been anything but positive.
Ross even retweeted a parody account:
With various clubs bidding for Ross (with Cardiff rumoured to bid £9m), I wouldn’t expect this managerial appointment is going to sit easy with him.  But then we don’t know what happened behind closed doors when Massimo met with the players.
Time will tell…


Leave a Reply