Leeds United Supporters Trust chairman has his say on the recent dismissal of Leeds United Head Coach Uwe Rosler.
From the very early days of Massimo Cellino’s majority share ownership of Leeds United, it was clear the support was in for a rollercoaster ride. Unfortunately it’s been a downhill one.
The Trust has consistently said that the club should put the stability and the needs of the support at the top of its agenda. Alas, for reasons only Massimo Cellino can explain, this is not happening. What is happening is that Mr Cellino appears to be in the media a lot for his activities – the vast majority of which seem to signal yet another Leeds United crisis.
Constant head-coach changes (with the subsequent need to make expensive pay-offs), is doing nothing for the evolution of a footballing squad more than capable of challenging in this division.
All this upheaval is damaging to the young players we nurture and to the reputation of the club. If Massimo Cellino is not prepared to acknowledge England is not Italy and that coaches cannot be sacked at the rate of 4 a season, it seems to point to who the major source of instability is.
Equally, the constant nature of off-piste issues (Italian court-cases, in and out managing directors, the non purchase of Elland Road) is helping to encase the clubs reputation of being constantly in crisis.
As such, it is easy to see why the events of last week (particularly the ticket allocation debacle) and today (the sacking of Uwe Rosler and the employment of Steve Evans) have instilled a sense of despair in the loyal fan base.
The Trust calls on Massimo Cellino to acknowledge the need for real stability, manifested in stable football management and consideration of the needs of the long suffering support.
We call on Massimo Cellino to employ a Managing Director with proven English Football experience to lead the club forward, and for Mr Cellino to adopt the accepted approach of successful football club owners in England, to be seldom seen and never heard.
News Flash: Massimo has left the building having been banned once again by the FL, maybe dreams do come true?