Dave Hockaday continues to walk the tightrope at Leedsby Jack Kitson / 28 August 2014, 09:35Tweet
Rumours continue to swirl around the future of the beleaguered Leeds United boss Dave Hockaday whose vulnerable position in the dugout has once again been plunged into doubt after the Whites were dumped out of the Capital One Cup by Yorkshire rivals Bradford. The defeat was the club's third on the spin, and fourth in just six matches this season, leaving Hockaday leaning dangerously on the ropes.
Hockaday came extremely close to the sack last weekend after Leeds suffered a shocking 4-1 reverse at Watford. However, just as the controversial Whites owner Massimo Cellino appeared to be on the verge of yielding the axe, the Italian had a dramatic change of heart and decided to keep the faith in the former Forest Green manager, although Wednesday’s loss at Valley Parade may result in another u-turn.
Despite the defeat to the League One Bantams Hockaday will more than likely remain at the helm for Saturday's pivotal match at home to Bolton, however a fourth consecutive loss will no doubt be the end of the Elland Road for the under fire 56-year-old.
Dave Hockaday's poor start at Leeds
(league unless stated)
Millwall 2-0 Leeds
Leeds 2-1 Accrington Stanley (cup)
Leeds 1-0 Middlesbrough
Leeds 0-2 Brighton
Watford 4-1 Leeds
Bradford 2-1 Leeds (cup)