New Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has once again taken to the media to vent his frustrations about his new purchase, but who is he talking about?
Massimo Cellino is undoubtedly a passionate man, especially when it comes to his business and football. He has embedded a surge mentality within the Leeds United fan base and remains a favourite with the fans despite making some very harsh, but arguably needed, spending cuts in the past few weeks.
However, the roller coaster ride under the start of Cellino's reign looks to still be some way of an ending as he once again made some very striking comments in an interview with ITV.
'I want to be the captain, the pilot. I want to be responsible for this place,' said Cellino.
'After that they can tell me if I am good or if I am not. But I will not take the plane with someone who when I push, they push the brake.'
'If we take a lot of weight out of this plane, I won't take this club to the Premier League, it will go by itself. It has got the potential that if you take a lot of the weight out of this club. We need to take the weight, take the garbage from our plane, from Leeds.'
A staggering conclusion from an owner who has apparently sacked, or preparing to sack around 70 members of staff at Elland Road, including club favourites such as Dominic Matteo and Eddie Gray
We take a look at what the comments could mean, and what Leeds fans could expect from their new owner this summer.
Who is Cellino talking about?
With regards to the comments, I don't fancy the kit man being part of the 'weight problem' at Elland Road and that Cellino was hinting at much bigger players in the Yorkshire club.
Despite backing from Cellino in the past, these comments leave me in no doubt that the Italian, who has a bad reputation for sacking managers, has his finger close to the trigger and is ready to wield his axe once again.
With the current situation at Elland Road, I would be shocked to see Brian McDermott lead the team out to their first game next season.
'In Cellino we trust?'
A common phrase muttered by Leeds United supporters now, which shows the Italian has the full backing of the fanbase at Elland Road but how long should this trust last for?
Given the recent ignorances by previous ownerships at Elland Road towards the money situation, it must be refreshing to supporters that the Italian plans on doing something about it. Nevertheless, too much too soon can be a provide a perfect storm in the Championship, but I fancy the supporters to back Cellino to unless the results on the pitch don't go their way.
Should the club expect a huge overhaul this summer?
For me, this question almost goes without saying. The number of staff that have left Elland Road is quite staggering and I believe it is only a matter of time before the playing stuff begin to get gutted out too.
Although, I do believe when it comes to the key players in the Leeds United squad, the fans shouldn't worry too much. Cellino, himself, has already said that he will build on the better players at the club.
Those challenging Cellino need to wonder why he's up there and you're down there #lufc— O.C.R (@Vide_Infra_91) May 14, 2014
No matter what cellino did people weren't gunner be happy. He's in a no win situation with #lufc fans— Lew (@lew0291) May 14, 2014