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Trevor Cherry: Massimo Cellino does not realise the size of Leeds United

Former Leeds United defender Trevor Cherry does not seem to be a fan of Massimo Cellino.

Trevor Cherry has been quoted as saying by The Daily Mail that he does not believe that banned president Massimo Cellino understands the size of Leeds United.

The former England international defender, who played for the West Yorkshire outfit between 1972 and 1982, suggests that Italian entrepreneur Cellino is not the right man to take the club forward.

“It's a club that's a shambles and has been a shambles for 10 years,” The Daily Mail quotes Cherry as saying. “We just stutter from disaster to disaster, joke to joke.

“If it wasn't sickening it would be funny. You couldn't write a book about Leeds United and what's happened.

“Personally, I don't know the Italian guy but I don't think he realises the size of the club, it's just a little play thing and he's making a mess of it in my opinion.”

Cherry made his comments in the wake of six Leeds players pulling out of the Championship fixture against Charlton Athletic at The Valley on Saturday.

Cellino has since told The Sun that he had nothing to do with that, but even then, Cherry’s claims that the former Cagliari supremo is making Leeds a “mess” is a bit harsh.

True, Cellino is currently banned and many will doubt if he will ever return, so far the Italian has done his best from a financial point of view for Leeds.

Contrary to what Cherry says, it is clear from the interviews that Cellino has given in the past that he knows how big a club Leeds are.

After all, why would the Italian take over the West Yorkshire outfit if he did not know that?

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