Massimo Cellino: Coaches are calling me about the Leeds job, and it's left me 'confused'

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Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has admitted he does not know what the future holds for the vacant managerial post.

The rapid firing of Dave Hockaday has seemingly not put managers off wanting to land the vacant Leeds job, according to the man heading the search.

Club owner Massimo Cellino wielded the axe after the side's poor start to the season, and has indicated there is no imminent decision.

He told the BBC he is inundated with calls about the position, and his mind is far from made up.

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

For the time being he adds, he would like caretaker Neil Redfearn to attempt to build on the 1-0 win achieved over Bolton Wanderers at the weekend.

"I think it's best to keep going with a Leeds man right now, that knows football and makes the team play in a beautiful way."

Among the bookies favourites for the position are Steve Clarke, Mark Cooper, Beppe Sannino, and Simon Grayson. Redfearn was already third favourite to land the position full-time before Cellino's latest comments.

With no game until September 13 owing to the international break, potential managers have until then at least to attempt to persuade Cellino they are right for the job, before Redfearn faces a tricky two away games against Birmingham, Bournemouth, followed by a home derby against Huddersfield Town.

Anything less than at least two wins from those three, could see his audition come to an abrupt end.

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