Paul Heckingbottom on the ruthlessness of the Premier League

Sheffield United has faced a tough season so far, finding themselves at the bottom of the Premier League with nine losses in their first ten matches. To navigate this challenging situation, it’s crucial for manager Paul Heckingbottom to maintain team morale. He’s seeking assistance from coaches Stuart McCall, Jack Lester, and Mark Hudson to help turn things around. Teamwork and coaching support will be essential in improving their performance.


“It’s the staff here who lift me, mainly. I’m pretty hardened to the stuff that goes off in this job, whatever it is, and football tends to be the easiest part of it.”

Heckingbottom admitted to Yorkshire Post:


“I have to be really clear with the players and staff on what we dig out as unacceptable. Sometimes playing against certain players or them making substitutions, decisions not going or way or whatever it may be, we need a few of them to go in our favour sometimes.


“Last season we could be a little bit more aggressive with that ‘no excuses’ approach.”


These next few weeks will be crucial for United; they host Wolves this Saturday, then they travel down to Brighton before hosting Bournemouth in their final fixture of November. And they kick off their festive season away at Burnley.




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