Sheffield United has fired Paul Heckingbottom as the head coach following his humiliating 5-0 defeat against Burnley on Saturday.
Sheffield has not been in its best form since the start of the season at EPL, in 14 matches played, one win, two draws and 11 losses. Sheffield sits in the relegation zone after being newly promoted from the Championship to the Premier League this season. Following their defeat on Saturday, they moved to the 20th position on the table below Burnley.
The match started with Sheffield on top of Burnley on the table, and by halftime, all had changed with Burnley leading with 2-0 goals from J. Rodriguez and L. Larsen. When the whistle blew in the 90th minute, it was 5-0, with Z.Amdouni, L. Koleosho and J.Brownhill adding to the tally.
After the match in Turf Moor, the crowd was chanting ‘Heck out’.Sheffield United’s performance was alleged to the selling of their key players, Iliam Ndiaye, to Marseille and Sandre Berge, to Burnley. Heckingbottom spoke on Sheffield United’s performance, “I wanted to keep the squad together, but I could not due to financial implications. If we had tied them on longer contracts, we couldn’t have sold them. I think the club has been making financial decisions rather than football, and that affects me.”
The 46-year-old joined Sheffield in 2021 on a four-year contract but left early. Former Sheffield manager Chris Wilder will take over his role in Bramall Lane as he was in charge for five years before leaving by mutual consent in 2021. He helped the team get promoted from League One and Championship League before leaving and his back again.