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'Thank you Cellino!' - Cagliari fan's comments promising for Leeds

A Cagliari fan's praise should give Leeds United supporters hope for a brighter future under Massimo Cellino.

The new Leeds United owner, Massimo Cellino, has come to the Yorkshire club with a reputation as an eccentric man with a trigger-happy attitude.

However, when you take into consideration the achievements Cellino had with Cagliari, then you have to take your hat off to his ownership, because he obviously did something right.

As the fan wrote on Calciomercato.com: 'About Cellino, we would like to remember the positive things he has done for our team.

'In 22 years of his presidency, Cagliari have remained in Serie A for 17 seasons, reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup once (1993-94) and the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia twice (1999-00 and 2004-05) - not bad for a provincial club.

'Under Cellino, Cagliari had coaches such as (Carlo) Mazzone, (Giovanni) Trapattoni, (Nedo) Sonetti, (Giampiero) Ventura and (Massimiliano) Allegri and former Italy national team boss (Roberto) Donadoni.

'Then there were the players who have worn the red and blue jersey in the last 20 years and have delighted the fans: Dely Valdes, Oliveira, Suazo, Zola, Acquafresca, Matri, Nainggolan to name just a few'.

In truth, there are a lot of reasons Leeds supporters should remain optimistic about Cellino's ownership, and that is besides the obvious cash injections which he already put in before he was even confirmed as the owner.

The emphasis on the youth set-up at Leeds is huge, especially for an academy and a catchment area of that size.

Leeds have a number of academy prospects in and around their first-team squad who next season will be hopeful of getting a chance in the first-team squad, notably England Under-17 Championship winner Lewis Cook. 

Nevertheless, the Yorkshire club needed revitalising after years of negligent owners allowing them to stagnate in the country's second division.

Although a quick-fix may be out of the question, Leeds fans can at least look forward to progression under the Cellino reign. 

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