Sheffield United’s manager, Paul Heckingbottom, is expected to be fired in the coming day or two.
With five points from their initial 14 games, the Blades are currently bottom of the Premier League after losing 5-0 against Burnley on Saturday. They have now lost 11 of their first 14 games.
After leading United to the Premier League with a second-place Championship result in the previous season, Heckingbottom was named permanent manager in November 2021. Among the front-runners to succeed him is former manager Chris Wilder.
Heckingbottom criticised the team after the Burnley match, saying that the players’ summer sales of key players were “money rather than football decisions.” The 46-year-old said Burnley, who had never won a Premier League match by five goals, had “let down” some of their players.
They were pulled off the bottom of the standings at United’s cost by victory. United’s goal differential is -28, and they have only won once all season and they are four points outside of safety.
On Wednesday, they will play Liverpool, who are currently in second position, at Bramall Lane. On Monday, Heckingbottom postponed his scheduled news conference.