'Right man in charge' - Neil Lennon supports Leeds boss Neil Redfearn

Elland Road

Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon believes Neil Redfearn is the right man for Leeds United and deserves time to get things right at a 'massive club'.

Massimo Cellino has picked up the rather unfortunate nickname of ‘Manager Eater’ during his time in football club ownership.

He appears to revel in that role, with 36 coaches working under him during 22 years at the helm of Serie A side Cagliari.

The Italian has swapped Sardinia for West Yorkshire, but he has retained his ruthless streak.

Brian McDermott, Dave Hockaday and Darko Milanic have all been removed from the dugout during an eventful 12 months at Elland Road.

Neil Redfearn is now in charge, having stepped up from the club’s academy ranks, but he is reported to be under pressure after seeing Leeds drop into Championship relegation trouble on the back of a five-match winless run.

Cellino may well be sharpening his axe but Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon, who will come into direct competition with Redfearn on Saturday, believes a fallen giant needs to find some stability by sticking with an appointment for a prolonged period of time.

While offering his support to Redfearn, ex-Celtic manager Lennon could be the man to put another nail in his coffin.

Leeds have lost five of their last six games in all competitions, netting just two goals in the process, and cannot afford any more slip-ups.

Cellino is not the type of character to accept failure for long so something needs to be done, and done quickly, if another snap judgement is to be avoided.

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