It looks like former Sunderland boss Peter Reid will live to fight another day for his new employers, Leeds United.
Reid attended LUFC’s training session as usual at Thorp Arch this morning but Leeds-based radio station Radio Aire – one of the club’s official partners – confirmed today that former Sunderland boss Reid was due to meet LUFC’s chairman at 3.30 this afternoon to learn his fate after Board-level discussions about Leeds’ diabolical recent results and worst start to a season in 22 years.
The station says it understands Reid has NOT been sacked, contrary to media speculation that he had been called to meet the chairman to be told his time at Elland Road was up.
Reid and McKenzie left a hotel in Huddersfield after Wednesday’s discussions and were smiling; Reid is said to have remarked “I’m going to be manager of this club a long time” before leaving, but McKenzie is reported as saying that he would “sleep on it and make a decision in the morning”.
Leeds are currently third from bottom of the Premiership table having played seven matches, won only one, drawn two and lost four – including two 4-0 defeats to both Everton and newly-promoted Leicester. They’ve already conceded 16 goals and scored only 6 – the only current Premiership club with a worse goal difference is Wolves.
It’s less than a year since Reid parted company with Sunderland, and he has been in his current position at Leeds for less than six months.