Chris Sutton has criticised the hierarchy at Leeds United by claiming they are 'making it up as they go along' this season.
The Whites were plunged deeper into relegation trouble on Sunday as they suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat at Bournemouth. In the aftermath of that dire afternoon, Andrea Radrizzani and company held several hours of crisis talks which saw Victor Orta lose his job, with Javi Gracia following the next day.
Sam Allardyce was the man who to come in for the final four matches, in what is Leeds' fourth manager of the season. Speaking on the Football Daily Podcast, Sutton ripped into the decision makers at Elland Road and believes they have lacked a 'plan B' all season long.
He said: "Is the fact at this moment in time, you look at all the clubs at the bottom, look Southampton are down, but do Leeds seem to be the club in absolute chaos? Micah has touched on the signings, I think there are deeper issues.
"Who has brought all these players in? I've seen a couple of things today, there was the statement put out on behalf of the players, which was very, very odd. The Leeds United supporters advisory board asking for immediate changes to the first team coach and those who recruited the managers and players over the last 14 months.
"I find that, at this stage of the season, just completely odd. The biggest issue that has been at Leeds this season is where is the plan B? So with regards to Marsch, there was the uncertainty as to who would come in and take over - they should've planned for that.
"Then with Gracia, they're making it up as they go along. I take Rory's point on relegation not being a disaster, but the way this club is being run at this moment in time, would you trust the current people in place to get them back up. That would be the bigger worry."
- Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani's purported 'responsibility' message as slide continues