Leeds United legend Andy Ritchie says the club are lacking stability at the moment.
Leeds United legend Andy Ritchie has said in the Yorkshire Evening Post that he doesn’t think there has been any stability at Leeds in the past 12 months.
Ritchie refers to the period since Massimo Cellino came in as the club’s owner, before his recent exit, and has suggested that the twists and turns for the Elland Road club aren’t over.
“We’re almost 12 months on from Massimo Cellino’s takeover and in all that time the club have had none (stability),” wrote Ritchie.
“It’s been a really hard and turbulent year and after his statement on Tuesday, it’s hard to know what’s coming next.”
That statement relates to Cellino’s confirmation that he won’t be returning to take up his position as the club’s president this April.
It’s a statement which has created a number of questions for Leeds, with stability not possible until they answered.
On the one hand, Cellino could come back to the club at some point in the future, he’s just ruled out a return this April.
Until the club brings in someone to replace him, there is always going to be that possibility and the uncertainty, which comes with it.
On the other hand, it creates the massive and obvious question of who might invest in the club, taking a risk on Leeds as the side looks to move forward.
Cellino has shown how difficult it can be for a new owner to get settled in at the club and to take them forward.
Manager Neil Redfearn just needs to get the side moving in the right direction and focus entirely on the football, if results are consistent, hopefully that will translate to stability off the pitch.