BBC Radio Leeds reporter Adam Pope has taken to Twitter to inform fans of the three-word response Javi Gracia gave to reporters after Sunday’s 4-1 defeat to Bournemouth – when asked if he will remain in the Leeds United job.
Gracia watched his side suffer a fifth loss in seven games since the resumption of football after the international break. Losses to Arsenal, Palace, Liverpool, Fulham and now Bournemouth sees Leeds staring relegation in the face.
There was a belief on Sunday that Leeds needed to win – given the difficulty of the remaining four Premier League games. The Whites take on Manchester City next – before games against West Ham, Newcastle and Tottenham.
But Leeds were lacking in any kind of fight, desire, determination, quality or confidence on Sunday – as Gary O’Neil’s side strolled to a 4-1 win at The Vitality. Pope shared Gracia’s short answer when asked if he will remain in the job.
Pope shares Gracia response when asked if he will remain in Leeds job
Gracia was brought in following the exit of Jesse Marsch, and the interim period of Michael Skubala. He started well, three wins and a draw in his first six League games. But since, four defeats in five, only a point from a potential 15.
With four League games to go, it seems unlikely Leeds will oust Gracia. But, things are going from bad to worse and against City next weekend, judging by today’s outing, the scoreline could be one expected in a different sport.
But Gracia is not even sure if he will remain in the hotseat after such a dismal run of form that includes losses to Palace and Bournemouth – and failure to beat Leicester. A potential nine points – but 10 conceded and only a draw.