What does the departure of Benito Carbone, signify for Leeds United fans?
Carbone, who joined Leeds as technical director following Cellino's takeover of the Yorkshire-based side, had been with the club for little over two months before the announcement of his departure. Despite confirmation that the former Bradford City forward left the club for personal reasons - with one of his family members ill - there is no hiding the fact that he had fallen out of favour with Cellino in the past month.
Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay confirmed the news of Carbone's departure of Twitter, and suggested that the relationship between the two men had broken down recently.
Cellino says Carbone resigned for "family reasons" but it's not a secret that their relationship had broken down recently. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 3, 2014
Cabone was the man instrumental in overseeing the arrival of new players to Elland Road, and, with the reports that Italian Under-21 international Federico Viviani is set to join Latina instead of the Whites, Cellino is reportedly frustrated with Carbone's dealings. Despite agreeing a season-long loan to Elland Road, the move for Viviani collapsed with the players agent claiming to have never received the documentation to complete the deal.
Cellino's frustration with Carbone, and his apparent desire to see him removed from the club, hints at a continuation of the Italian businessman's methods from his previous club Cagliari - where he sacked 36 managers in 22 years.
He is known for his self-indulgent approach to club ownership, and it appears as if Leeds will have to suffer through his trigger-finger decisions in their search for success.
Aside from the departure of Carbone, Cellino has also overseen the restructuring of the youth teams by sacking Richard Naylor and Leigh Bromby, the closing of the training ground during the off-season, and the stringent living rules placed on the playing staff. However, within these unusual acts, the 57-year old has slowly been rebuilding the playing squad, and has vowed to invest the money received from Ross McCormack's transfer away from Leeds into buying Elland Road - a move causing much praise from fans.
Gauging Cellino's success at Leeds will be hard until the Championship season is into full swing, although if he brings Elland Road back to the club, and success back to Elland Road, fans may well forgive his acts of madness with the club back in the heights of their past.