Sheffield United skipper, Billy Sharp, has been looking back on his time with Leeds United and was far from kind with his words about one former Whites boss.
Sharp made the move to Elland Road back in 2014 when Dave Hockaday was in charge. As we all know, Hockaday’s time with the club was an unsuccessful one.
However, even though Sharp was only in West Yorkshire for a year, he had a number of managers. Indeed, some were better than others it seemed.
“I had Hockaday who signed me. Then Neil Redfearn for a bit. Then – I don’t even know his name – Darko Milanic, he was useless“, the Blades skipper said in the One of Our Own Podcast.
“Then Uwe Rosler came in. He was honest with me and told me I’d be the third or fourth choice striker”.
Indeed, it was Rosler who eventually authorised the move that would see Sharp land back at Bramall Lane. Nigel Adkins was the man to bring Sharp back to the club, signing the striker in the summer of 2015 with the Blades in League One.
However, Adkins’ time with the club didn’t work out well, although Sharp was keen to praise his former boss.
“He gets a lot of stick. But he’s been good for me in my career. He’s a good guy and it just didn’t work out here which can happen sometimes in football,” Sharp added.
Sharp managed five goals in his spell with Leeds before hitting the form of his career in his latest spell with his hometown club.
Honest words from Sharp
There’s no malice from Billy Sharp in his comments here, more just open honesty with his assessment of his career.
Milanic is regarded by most Leeds fans as a failure at the club, so Sharp’s comments aren’t exactly a shock.
However, the Blades skipper will have learnt a lot from his time with Leeds as well as the numerous managers and that, of course, is to the benefit of Chris Wilder and the club nowadays.