MAD MAN MASSIMO STRIKES AGAIN
Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has made yet another controversial decision at Leeds United.
[size=10](Massimo Cellino, Leeds Owner has today sacked Uwe Rösler)
Uwe Rösler was only announced as Leeds manager 41, days ago, on the 20th of May yet after the short period in charge he has today been sacked. Former Southampton and West Bromwich Albion (Loan) player and more recently Brentford and Wigan manager. Rösler was expected to take Leeds first Pre season training session today but after a brief meeting with the Chairman he was told to pack his bags.
(Uwe Rösler pictured at Wigan, leaves Leeds without taking a training session.)
Since taking over as Leeds owner on 5th April 2014, after an appeal, Cellino has had 5 managers employed and then sacked or left due to mutual consent under his reign.
Firstly Brian McDermott was the first to leave under Cellino in a crazy period of time. McDermott was supposedly sacked by Cellino whilst the takeover was still going through in January 2014 and McDermott even missed a 1-1 draw to Huddersfield before he was back to work the following week. It was the first of many shocks under Cellino. Eventually McDermott left the club by mutual consent, which many suppose was him stepping down without being sacked, on 30th May 2014 following a 15th placed finish that season.
( Brian McDermott the first manager to leave Leeds under the Italian)
Next up was Dave Hockaday, the man who had previously only had a 4 year stint at Forest Green Rovers, who play in the Conference Premier, was put in charge at Elland Road. Six games on and 70 days later he was the second manager to leave and the first of Cellino’s sackings.
(Massimo Cellino and Dave Hockaday after Hockaday was announced as new Head Coach.)
Darko Milanic, the first non-British manager of Leeds, was the third man to work under Cellino and was also the man who stayed the shortest time at Leeds. In total 32 days was all that Milanic lasted. 6 games without a win didn’t impress the owner and was therefore sacked. Cellino told the media “The fans deserve better”
(The first non British manager at Leeds didn’t last long at the club)
The fourth man in was Neil Redfearn and after having the shortest manager in charge before him under Massimo Cellino, Redfearn became the longest lasting man. In relative to those before him he lasted a somewhat miraculous 200 days in the hot seat. But his departure left sour grapes in everyone’s mouth. After guiding Leeds to a decent 15th place, Cellino reportedly employed Uwe Rösler as the new head coach before sacking Redfearn and calling him a “baby”
(Even though he lasted the longest in charge under Cellino Redfearn never got a full season as the boss)
Finally we have Uwe Rösler the man who Cellino replaced Refearn with without telling him. Yet Rösler didn’t even make it to Pre-season as Cellino sacked him today after a short meeting before the first pre-season training session of the season.
With the first Pre-season game for Leeds scheduled against Ards, a Northen Irish side, for 11th July, the question is who will be next at Leeds? [/size]