Leeds United are facing a number of difficult dilemmas looking ahead to this summer.
Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn deserves a big pat on the back for the way he has consolidated the side over the second half of the season.
At one point it looked as though Leeds would be struggling to stay in the Championship, but the boss has galvanised the younger players and has worked out the perfect balance for his current blend of players.
The main challenge facing him if he gets a deal beyond this season is going to be how he gets the team into a position where they can compete for promotion to the Premier League in the next campaign.
Redfearn needs to decide who goes, he needs to guide the club over who they should try and sign and he’ll have to contend with the possible return of Massimo Cellino.
There are clear areas in the team, which need to be addressed such as the wide areas, but whether the boss will get the chance to improve them is difficult to predict, especially if Cellino comes back in as president.
Here’s what a selection of Leeds United fans who have commented on the site feel he should do.
Bert: ‘Cani (unfit and not good enough) and we already have lots of strikers. Suprised Cellino cant see that the sporting director is not good enough in scouting players and to look at other leagues besides Italy.’
Ropey Wyla: ‘Max Gradel, Ben Pringle, David Nugent.’
Chareose: ‘Could do with that young England keeper we sniffed around last year too ( Bentley ?) as back up.’
Deeda LUFC: ‘We have some wonderful players at the moment but our attacking style is still quite pedestrian. If Gradel came back and was still the player he was then he could be the answer.’
‘It's no surprise that we've been successful since the majority of Cellinos choices have been warming the bench or sitting in the stands. He could - eventually - reign over a golden era for the club as long as he leaves the football side to people who have that talent and lets the "coach" pick the players.’
Bruce: ‘This is a transition, a massive rebuild with very limited resources - Cellino is a novice when it comes to the English game, so combined with the passionate competitiveness of the league he was bound to run into a brick wall. He is doing the right thing staying away.’
Henrymouni: ‘Mr Cellino himself admitted that most of the players he brought in were not good enough. He underestimated the requirements of the Championship - I suspect he will work with Redders next time around?’