Jonny Howson knows what he wants Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino to do

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Jonny Howson wants Leeds United to stick by head coach Darko Milanic.

Former Leeds United midfielder Jonny Howson would like to see the club stick by their current coach.

The current Norwich City star believes Leeds need a period of stability if they are to push on.

Speaking in the programme notes ahead of the two sides' 1-1 draw at Carrow Road on Tuesday evening, Howson admitted he still feels an affinity at the club and would like to see them do well.

He said: "Whether it's something going on with the chairman, the new manager, financial things - It's been like that for a good 10 or 15 years. It's obviously hard to be successful when there's change always happening.

"I sometimes look at it through the eyes of my brother, who's still a big Leeds fan, and I think it's about the fans more than anything else. They travel in numbers and I suppose it's been disappointing.

"The new owner has come in and hopefully he keeps the new manager there a bit longer than the last one and they do okay."

Owner Massimo Cellino has fired two managers already in 2014, Brian McDermott and his own appointment Dave Hockaday.

The entire Leeds support would love to see a period of stability, but whether it happens is of course dependent on new head coach Darko Milanic is the right man for the job.

He has no wins in five games so far, and while he will be afforded more time, if after 15 games the situation is still the same, having to make a tough decision could fall Cellino's way, with the Italian faced with having to admit a potential error.

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