Leeds owner Massimo Cellino should look at former club for inspiration

Cagliari V Milan

Cagliari were considering their manager's position after a poor start to the season, but stuck by him, with grand results.

On the 28th September Inter Milan welcomed Serie A's bottom side to the San Siro. To their shock, they were defeated. Not only were they defeated - they were thrashed.

The team in question?

Cagliari - the team formerly owned by current Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino.

He gave up his hometown club this summer in order to maintain full control of Leeds, after first taking charge of the club in 1991.

Of course Cagliari went into that game against Inter in poor form. In their first four games under new boss Zdenek Zeman they drew one and lost three. He was under pressure going into the game, with many suggesting he could face an early sack.

Under Cellino that might have been the case.

But the new regime at Cagliari did not get trigger happy - they stood by him.

Since that epic win against Inter things have turned around for Zeman's men. Just one defeat in the four games since which included an impressive 4-0 away win against Empoli as well as a 1-1 draw with AC Milan last night.

Meanwhile at Leeds United Cellino is up to his old tricks.

First Dave Hockaday and then Darko Milanic got very little time to implement their ideas or philosophies onto the team and both were sacked after poor results.

Perhaps though the Leeds owner should consider the example of his former team, who did not sack their manager after a poor start, and have since gone to claim four points from six against the Milan rivals.

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