Paul Heckingbottom’s job as Sheffield United supervisor is secure for now regardless of the Blades’ 8-0 thrashing at residence to Newcastle, talkSPORT understands.
The Blades sealed their return to the Premier League final season as they completed second within the Championship – however to this point they’ve failed win any of their first six league video games.
Their newest outcome noticed them fall to a heavy loss towards Newcastle at Bramall Lane, the worst league defeat of their 134-year historical past.
Heckingbottom’s management was a key issue of their promotion cost following a two-year absence from the highest flight.
However he has been beneath rising strain on the membership of late however even with the latest outcome, he seems to be set to stay in cost in the interim.
He initially took interim cost at Sheffield United in March 2021 when Chris Wilder left the membership by mutual consent.
Slavisa Jokanovic was then employed as Wilder’s everlasting substitute and Heckingbottom returned to his position of U23s supervisor.
Nonetheless, he was introduced again into the first-team image quickly after and has remained on the helm ever since.
Sheffield United reached the Championship play-off semi-finals on the finish of the 2021/22 season earlier than gaining promotion a 12 months later.
Given their earlier efforts within the top-flight, followers will surely have had trigger for optimism upon their return.
Nonetheless, defeats have come towards Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest, Manchester Metropolis, Tottenham and now Newcastle.
They had been near sealing their first win of the season towards Spurs however conceded two targets in second half stoppage time to lose.
Sheffield United, who’re additionally out of the Carabao Cup, have scored simply 5 league targets and conceded 17 as they sit backside of the desk.
The Blades have picked up only a single level up to now after their 2-2 draw at residence to Everton initially of the month.
Though they conceded eight occasions towards Newcastle, it is the one match this season during which they’ve misplaced by multiple objective.
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