Managers may prefer to have an opinon on transfers at Leeds, says Football League boss

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Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett has discussed the situation facing Leeds' next manager.

Indeed, Rowett thinks many managers would prefer to exert more control over transfers, though the use of a director of football in the Championship may prevent this from being the case at Elland Road.

That could lead to the problem of Leeds United's next manager being judged on the success of a team that is not all down to them.

It could, however, also lead to coaches having less pressure if they just concentrate on coaching the team, says the Burton boss.

"If you're joining a club that has got a director of football and transfers are not your remit, then you have to accept that and you have to coach the team as well as you can," Rowett wrote in his TEAMtalk column.

"But I think the vast proportion of managers - and I would be one of them - would certainly prefer to have an opinion on transfers. You would like to push your philosophy and the way that your team plays otherwise you're just coaching a team.

"For some people that's fine and something they would enjoy doing without the pressures of actually having to be the manager in some ways.

"The problem is that you're going to be judged on the success of the team and it might not be all down to you."

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has claimed that he has been inundated with calls about the vacant managerial post.

"At the moment too many coaches call me and I'm confused," Cellino said.

Leeds, of course, are without a manager after Cellino sacked boss Dave Hockaday - a surprise appointment to many in the first place.

Neil Redfearn has been in caretaker charge since Hockaday's departure, guiding his side to a 1-0 win over Bolton in their last Championship match.

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