Should Leeds fans worry about Cellino's McCormack comments or not?

Ross McCormack injured for Leeds United

Controversial Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has told an Italian newspaper that he has been giving McDermott advice and that he wants to see star striker Ross McCormack in Italy.

The outspoken Leeds United chairman has only been in the role just a number of days, yet it's plain to see what life at Elland Road is going to be like under his reign.

At the weekend, Leeds stopped the rot by putting a run of five defeats behind them to claim their first win since the 22nd March.

It was a result which could have proved to be huge boost for under-pressure manager Brian McDermott, however, Cellino told an Italian newspaper it was his tactical acumen which allowed United to win the game.

'Luke Murphy is talented, he scored a brace against Blackpool,' said Cellino.

'I had advised McDermott to play him in that role and at the end the manager thanked me.'

A slightly worrying comment from the owner, which if true, shows that he could undermine the position of the manager in the future. Which, if McDermott was to leave, would no doubt impact a potential manager's decision to take the Leeds United job up.

However, the biggest worry for Leeds supporters will no doubt be the Italian's thoughts on their star striker, in which he commented: 'Ross McCormack is a real striker and I'd love to see him in Italy.'

It seems a very bizarre comment to make, especially about a player which is at a club he already owns. Although, with the Leeds supremo still in charge of Cagliari, does it hint that he could look to transfer McCormack to his Serie A side in the summer?

The comments will undoubtedly be a worry for Leeds United fans who will definitely not want to see their club become a feeder side to Cagliari, or a rich man's real life game of Football Manager.

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