Sheffield United to sack Paul Heckingbottom after 5-0 humiliation at Burnley as head coach pays ultimate price for the Blades’ disastrous start to first season back in the Premier League

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Sheffield United are set to become the first Premier League club to sack their manager this season.

After a harrowing 5-0 defeat at the hands of Burnley on Saturday, Sheffield United have decided to part ways with their manager Paul Heckingbottom, according to The Athletic.

With just one win in 14 matches, United find themselves in the 20th position on the table. They have also scored the least number of goals (11) in the top flight this season and conceded the most (39).

The Blades’ journey in the Premier League has been rocky since their promotion to the top flight. They suffered an 8-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle United in September. They also conceded five goals against league leaders Arsenal back in October.

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Sheffield United’s only victory in the current campaign came against Wolves when they ran out 2-1 winners in November. Heckingbottom’s side also drew 2-2 against Everton in September.

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