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Kevin Phillips on what 'magnificent' Leeds United need

The ex-striker has been speaking about the Leeds ownership.

Former Sunderland and Leicester City striker Kevin Phillips (who played for plenty of other clubs too!) feels Leeds United need a 'football person' to take over from Massimo Cellino, according to TeamTalk.com.

Phillips sees many Leeds fans disillusioned with the current state of affairs at the Yorkshire side and, sitting alongside former United star Vinnie Jones during a television show, the 41-year-old spoke of the need for something fresh at the 'magnificent' club.

Leeds are currently owned by Cellino and, despite speculation about prospective owners, that remains to be the case and may do so for the coming weeks and months if not more.

Phillips had previously expressed his concern for Leeds boss Neil Redfearn, who he believes deserves great credit for sticking with things at Elland Road.

He told Goals on Sunday: “If you get a football person in to run that club the fans would be back like that. It’s a magnificent football club.”

Leeds sit 16th in the Championship table but, after such a chaotic season, merely staying up can't be seen as a disappointment for the Yorkshire side.

The circus is no doubt likely to continue at Elland Road - which, as Phillips points out, is far less than a club of such size and history deserves. Or any team, for that matter.

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