Cellino 'doesn't trust in what manager thinks' but wants 10-year Redfearn stay

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Massimo Cellino says that he wants Neil Redfearn to stay on as Leeds United manager for at least 10 years.

Massimo Cellino's reign at Leeds United has been a tumultuous one so far, but the signs are that he may be seeking stability now.

The Italian has already appointed three different managers since the start of the season, but he seems happy with his current choice.

Cellino says that he wants Neil Redfearn to stay on as manager for 'at least 10 years' and he is planning for the long-term with him in charge. 

"I hope he [Redfearn] is going to stay for at least 10 years," Cellino told Sky Sports News. "I think all presidents dream of getting their coach for at least ten years."

To stay for such a long time Redfearn will almost certainly have to meet some very high targets, but Cellino says that he cannot define what success will be yet.

His unfamiliarity with the team means that he is not sure on the potential that they have and he is yet to put his finger on where a successful finish would be for Leeds.

"If I knew the team could get it I would tell you 20 points," he said. "If the team can play a certain football I can tell you, if you don't know what team you've got it's very difficult to say."

The club brought in 15 players this summer to try and enable them to achieve their ambitious goals, but Cellino is already plotting additions in the new year.

However, he will not be giving Redfearn free reign of who to pick as Cellino says that he does not trust managers to select the right choices.

"In the January market we have to go into the market and let some players go, because they don't feel very good here, and bring some new players in," he explained. 

"We don't give money to the manager to spend. I manage this club. I work with my coach because the way that in England they do it, it is not the way to work.

"If you take a manager and give them money to this player and then you change the manager, you have to change all the players. That's very wrong. If you only give continuity to a club the decision needs to come from the board or the chairman, the manager is part of the chain of the club.

"I don't trust in what the manager thinks." 

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