Leeds boss sacked after Fratton Park flattening

By Alex Dale
Last updated : 10 November 2003
Reid's sacking was undoubtedly helped along its way by the record Premiership defeat by Pompey at the weekend, although simular losses to other teams, such as the 4-0 reverse at Leicester, can't have helped. Leeds find themself stranded at the bottom of the table with eight points. A win, however, would've put the Elland Road club only one point behind Portsmouth!

Harry Redknapp had shown sympathy for Reid in the wake of the game, stating: We've had a great day but I have every sympathy for Peter Reid.

"He can only work with what he's got and maybe he's stuck with a few players who are not earning the money they are getting. Leeds are at the bottom but I think very few sides would have lived with us today."

The Leeds board didn't see it that way though, and terminated the Leeds manager's contract soon afterwards.

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