Sheffield United’s manager on “tough and unforgiving” role

Sheffield United’s manager Paul Heckingbottom experienced a slight relief of pressure as his team secured a 2-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, becoming the last team to win in this season’s Premier League. However, with the team still occupying the bottom position in the league, further speculation and scrutiny are likely to arise should they face more unfavourable results.

That being said, last Saturday’s win could act as a catalyst with the Blades travelling to the South coast this weekend.


Heckingbottom mentioned the “tough” job of being in the dugout, due to constant speculation regarding managers’ jobs.


“It is the nature of the job now and I think if you’re worried about that kind of thing then you don’t go into it.


“It’s tough and it’s unforgiving but that is probably one of the reasons why we like it as well. It’s the ultimate accountability and every decision you make is scrutinised and everything you do is under the microscope, but when you’re not doing it you miss it.” [SUTV]


Sheffield United’s next game


Brighton, currently in seventh, are conceding far too many goals of late, letting in at least one goal in 14 of their last 15 games in all competitions. On the flip side, they’ve scored at least once in 14 of their 15 games.


Roberto De Zerbi’s team are known for their technical and intricate style of football, but the Blades may be facing the Seagulls at the right moment. Brighton head into this Sunday’s match winless in their last five Premier League games.





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