How these Leeds United managers fared in their first game as Heckingbottom gets set for debut

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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:

SIMON GRAYSON

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.

NEIL WARNOCK

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.

DAVE HOCKADAY

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.

BRIAN MCDERMOTT

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.

UWE ROSLER

Rösler’s first game in charge ended in a 1–1 draw against Burnley at Elland Road after a goal from Mirco Antenucci.

DARKO MILANIC

His first game in charge proved a point - a goalless draw against Reading at Elland Road.

STEVE EVANS

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.

GARRY MONK

A 3-0 hammering at Queen’s Park Rangers proved to be a nightmare start for Monk.

THOMAS CHRISTIANSEN

Christiansen enjoyed a winning start thanks to a hard earned 3-2 victory against Bolton Wanderers on the opening day of the Champsionship season.

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