Why Cellino is not wrong in sacking Darko Milanic

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Leeds United's Massimo Cellino has been criticised in the press since sacking Darko Milanic, but it was the right decision.

Massimo Cellino has faced the wrath of the media after parting with his second permanent Leeds United manager only three months after the season started.

Leeds sacked Darko Milanic after their latest defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers and it has led to Cellino facing some heavy abuse in the press. 

The Italian is an outspoken and reactionary owner and his latest decision has been widely criticised.

Milanic was only afforded 32 days in-charge at Elland Road and he joins David Hockaday, who was only handed six games to turn things around, as managers who have failed at Leeds this season. 

Cellino is now expected to place Neil Redfearn in-charge at Leeds, as he turns to his third choice to lead the club. 

The revolving door policy at the Yorkshire club is something which has seen Cellino take plenty of flak, whilst the cries for him to step-down as owner have even emerged.

However, Cellino's decision to sack Milanic is not one which should be receiving such vitriol. 

Although the Slovenian was not afforded much time in charge, sticking with the former Sturm Graz boss could have been harmful for the side. 

The manager had not shown any indication that he was ready to take Leeds forward in his time at the helm and they had been on an alarming slide.

Cellino has built up a reputation as a trigger-happy chairman from his time at Cagliari, but it is only his choice of managers which can be put under scrutiny so far.

Hockaday and Milanic both looked unable to return to the club back to the Premier League and stability for the sake of it was not needed.

By sacking Milanic, Cellino has realised the mistake he made by appointing him in the first place when Redfearn appeared the obvious choice.

The academy-manager had guided the side to 10 points out of 12 during his time as caretaker and he also is someone who the fan-base are united behind. 

With Redfearn at the club the side can finally start to move forward and the time to judge Cellino will be after this appointment. 

So far he has had to act decisively to stop the club slipping too far down the table, but he should be satisfied that the right man is in-charge now. 

Cellino's ambition cannot be questioned and, actually, his recruitment over the summer helped developed the squad.

He has also proven to be very open with the supporters at Elland Road and genuinely appears to care about the side - even if some of his actions have been questionable.

To call for him to quit, though, seems as reactionary as Cellino's management style, and the press may be better off biding their time before judging the Italian's reign over Leeds decisively. 

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