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'Remain united' - Salerno posts message to Leeds United fans on Twitter

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Nicola Salerno has used Twitter to try and calm Leeds United supporters' fears after the club's terrible start to the season.

Leeds United sporting director Nicola Salerno has taken to Twitter to appease fans’ concerns after a dismal start from the Whites.

Leeds have won just one of their opening four league matches, but Salerno insists that ‘the best is yet to come’ and has urged for supporters to stay calm.

Patience is something that is already running scarcely thin around Elland Road, with fears that a return to League One could be on the cards.

The club have brought in a host of players from Italy and a sprinkling of English lower-league talent, but they still seem short of quality.

Their displays so far this season have been far off the class expected and a hard season looks on the horizon.

Leeds are desperate to get out of the Championship, but a return to League One – where they were last promoted from in 2009/10 – would be nothing short of disastrous.

A club with a fan-base of Leeds should be firmly established as a Premier League club by now, but years of mismanagement have seen them slip down the English footballing pyramid.

There was hope that that slide had been arrested with the takeover from Massimo Cellino, but as yet positive signs are few and far between.

Although Cellino is very open with the fans, there have already been a number of questionable decisions under his stewardship – with his appointment of David Hockaday the most bizarre.

The head-coach had no experience of the Football League prior to taking charge at Leeds and is already facing heavy criticism after a poor start.

Cellino admitted that he was close to sacking the former Forest Green Rovers boss after the side’s most recent defeat to Watford, but he seems set to survive for the time being.

That could all change in the near future, of course, with a tough cup-tie against Bradford City on the horizon, but Leeds supporters will be hoping that they can believe Salerno’s statement that good times will come very soon as they can’t afford to wait much longer.

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