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Ex-Leeds defender: "Nothing surprises you with 'trigger-happy' Cellino"

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After the sacking of Darko Milanic, former Leeds left back Ben Parker says nothing is a surprise under owner Massimo Cellino.

When Leeds were taken over by controversial Italian Massimo Cellino, it was expected to be a turbulent time at Elland Road.

Having earned a reputation for sacking managers during his time with Cagliari - where he oversaw 36 managers in 22 years - Cellino has already set about making his way through bosses in West Yorkshire.

Brian McDermott was the first to go in the summer, and his replacement David Hockaday lasted only 70 days in charge before Slovenian Darko Milanic arrived from Sturm Graz, though he made it only 32 days after failing to win any of his six games.

With the club becoming something of a joke, former Leeds left back Ben Parker told Sports Mole that fans need to expect the unexpected from Cellino.

"Anywhere else within football, you would be totally shocked. But, the way Leeds are at the moment, especially with the owner, nothing surprises you," he said.

"You've just got to look at his track record - it shows you that he's very trigger happy. If you do not do well at the club, he's shown that he's going to have no hesitation in getting rid of you," said the 26-year-old, who made over 40 appearances for Leeds having come through the ranks at Elland Road.

"However, you've got to take everything into perspective. When he took over the club, it was on the verge of going into administration again.

"In that aspect, he has saved the club. You've got to look at it from both sides because he has done well for the club, but at the moment, there is a bit of uproar with the way that he is treating the managers. There is no stability, but maybe he should be given a little more time to see where he can take the club. Without Cellino coming in, the club was in dire straits under the previous owners."

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