Chris Sutton reckons that Hibs shouldn’t get rid of Paul Heckingbottom just yet.
The Hibees boss is under intense pressure following a poor start to the season. They haven’t won a league game since the opening day, although they are in a League Cup semi-final.
Pundit Sutton reckons that the Easter Road manager deserves a little more time to work things out in Leith.
He told the Daily Record: “I don’t think it should be the end for Heckingbottom, unless the performance (in the League Cup semi-final) is that abject.
“I can understand the fans’ frustration, but he deserves time for what he achieved when he took over. The club were in the bottom six and struggling. He got them to a respectable position.
“At the moment, some signings haven’t worked out and they clearly need to improve, but you can’t keep churning through managers. It’s too short-term. They have to trust him. He got the job for a reason.”
Hibs fans are getting tired of him
Whilst Sutton is backing Heckingbottom to stay put at Hibs for now, the number of fans who are frustrated with the Yorkshireman is growing week by week.
After a 2-2 draw with Livi, in which they were 2-0 down, supporters were quick to aim criticism at Heckingbottom. They’ve started the season poorly and some fans are miffed about their club’s form.
It can’t continue forever if the ex-Leeds man still wants to be Hibs boss come May. With the Hibees sitting just a point off the bottom, they are a long way away from the European places their squad has the ability to reach.
Right now though they are in the bottom six and a relegation scrap will ensue if they don’t produce consistent wins soon.