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Williams - We nearly sacked Grayson after Barnsley

Leeds United technical director Gwyn Williams says the club came very close to sacking Simon Grayson after the defeat at Barnsley.

Leeds lost 4-1 at Barnsley on New Year`s Eve and Williams says the club almost changed things then but they felt following another heavy defeat, this time at home to Birmingham City by the same scoreline the change had to be made.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Williams said, "We had a good first season back in the championship but it was disappointing in the end because in the last six games we fell away.

"We were looking for a major improvement this year, but for me, since September it has been difficult. The Palace and Bristol City games were difficult, we didn`t play well but we won and it never got any better really.

"It culminated in a big defeat at Barnsley and we were close to changing something then. We let it go another month but after the Birmingham game we felt a change was needed."

Leeds have yet to make a decision on the successor to Simon Grayson with caretaker manager Neil Redfearn being told he will remain in charge for the next three games over the next week.

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Date:Saturday February 11 2012

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