Arsenal hero: Not Redfearn, the only person Cellino would not sack at Leeds is?

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Ian Wright believes Massimo Cellino is running out of options at Leeds United and may be forced to step in himself.

Leeds United are not quite back at square one, but they have been forced to rip up the Darko Milanic experiment.

Neil Redfearn is to get the nod after Massimo Cellino admitted he had made a mistake in hiring the Slovenian, and is copping plenty of flak as a result at the way the season has panned out so far.

Cellino is a hands-on owner who is unafraid to hire and fire, and with it have come suggestions, always denied, that he wants to pick the team himself, or at least have a say in it.

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes Cellino is at the stage of near no return already, and should have a go himself if the experiment with Redfearn does not pan out.

He told BBC 5 Live: "He had Neil Redfearn (before) his record was four games, three wins one draw. I think he's been caretaker manager three times, he should have been given the job in the first place.

"What's he (Cellino) going to do now, he's going to give him it and wait for somebody else? May be he should do it, may be that's the only person he wont sack, if he does it himself."

Wright's comments may seem to have a tone of exasperation, but they are the same which are being uttered among fans of the club, and neutrals up and down the country.

In defence of Cellino, he has realised his mistake with Milanic, and acted to put it right quickly. He was within his rights to try to appoint his own man, and has accepted the flak and financial hit, in order to get results on the pitch turned around.

He has now reached the right decision in moving to appoint Redfearn, and will feel more comfortable in making the decision than had he done so originally, having failed trying to get success with his own man.

It's unlikely he will be deterred from firing Redfearn though, and his track record of sacking 36 managers in 22 years at Cagliari suggests Wright could be correct in the the only man he would not dare remove from post, is himself.

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