Former Nottingham Forest striker says he feels sorry for Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn.
Former Nottingham Forest striker Stan Collymore says he saw the current crisis at Leeds United coming.
The pundit told TalkSport on Monday evening that he feels sorry for head coach Neil Redfearn, who has been undermined by the suspension of assistant coach Steve Thompson.
Leeds have lost five consecutive games since, and at the weekend their preparation for the visit to Charlton was marred by the late withdrawal of six players due to injury.
Collymore said: "This isn't me being wise after, when Massimo Cellino first got involved I said look at this guy's track record, it is going to end in disaster.
"Look at the shambles. Neil Redfearn is a guy that's been in the game a long time, he must wake up every morning and think he's involved in a circus."
The remarkable thing about Leeds this season is almost every single week there has been a flash point of controversy befitting a Dream Team style drama, yet not even the most creative scriptwriter could not have written the events of this season.
Recent events have come during Cellino's suspension period by the Football League for a previous tax conviction, and he was at pains to tell The Sun this week that the recent injuries controversy was nothing to do with him.
If Cellino has any aspirations to succeed long term he needs to back Redfearn and spend a lot of time repairing relationships with the fanbase, whose level of distrust is higher than ever.