How these Leeds United managers fared in their first game as Heckingbottom gets set for debut
Paul Heckingbottom faces Sheffield United away in his first game as Leeds United head coach.
This is how have other Whites managers fared in recent years:
Grayson’s first game in charge was at Elland Road on Boxing Day against one of his former clubs, Leicester City, who were top of the league. Leeds were sitting in 9th place, on the back of five straight defeats, but a late equaliser from Robert Snodgrass earned the Whites a 1–1 draw.
Before officially taking charge from caretaker manager Neil Redfearn he oversaw Leeds win 3–2 against Doncaster Rovers from the stands with Warnock revealing he spoke to the players before the game and at half-time.
His first game officially in charge was a 0-0 draw with Pompey at Fratton Park.
Leeds lost their first game of the new season 2–0, away at Millwall. Indeed his first and only league victory was against Middlesbrough at Elland Road later that month, with new striker Billy Sharp scoring a late winner on his debut.
His first match in charge was against Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road which ended in a 2–1 win for the Whites thanks to a quick-fire double from Luke Varney.
Rösler’s first game in charge ended in a 1–1 draw against Burnley at Elland Road after a goal from Mirco Antenucci.
His first game in charge proved a point - a goalless draw against Reading at Elland Road.
He enjoyed a midweek 1-1 draw against Fulham at Craven Cottage. Chris Wood scored the equaliser from the penalty spot after Demebele had given the Cottagers the lead.
A 3-0 hammering at Queen’s Park Rangers proved to be a nightmare start for Monk.
Christiansen enjoyed a winning start thanks to a hard earned 3-2 victory against Bolton Wanderers on the opening day of the Champsionship season.