Talk Of A Top 10 Finish Is Misguided

Last updated : 07 December 2015 By Amitai Winehouse

Steve Evans even spoke about forcing Massimo Cellino’s hand by giving him something to spend money on, primarily a hint of a promotion push.

The reality is much more simple than that: staying in the Championship is once again the primary target for the Whites this season.

It is unfortunate, because Leeds have the makings of a good side, but the constant upheaval means there has not been an opportunity to build a team at Elland Road at any point over the last few seasons.

In the short-term, switching the man in the dugout can have an impact, but there are very few managers in world football who will hugely improve a team’s position over the medium-term.

What is more important is stability and sticking to a plan over the long-term, and not developing an itchy trigger finger.

It is no shock to see that the three top spots in the Championship are occupied by teams that had the same manager last season, and the same is the case for eight of the top 10.

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