Collymore joins another former Villa man in Gabriel Agbonlahor in criticising Leeds. Tomas Soucek scores v Leeds United.
And Collymore continued: “He’s a good manager who has a very open and expansive idea about how the game should be played. But he has an Achilles heel in the Premier League, which is his inability to defend.
“You cannot concede 30 goals in 14 games, and more than three goals six times. I don’t care if you score 100 goals at the other end. To concede 30 goals in the Premier League after 14 games is poor.
“They’re on course to concede 100 goals over their 38 Premier League games. It’s madness that you could categorise someone as one of the best three managers on the planet, as FIFA did when they shortlisted him for their coach of the year award. It looks worse if you’re heading towards 100 goals conceded over a season.”