Massimo Cellino claims 'the truth' on Leeds United, and it shows a club in disarray

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Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino says 'nobody' is making decisions at the club.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has been quoted by The Guardian trying to explain the current state of affairs at the club.

His brief comment was designed to absolve himself of any blame for the behind the scenes affairs, but gave off a feeling of chaos at the club in the process.

He said: "I’m banned, I’m not talking to anyone. I wish I could know.

"That’s the problem, nobody is making the decisions. That’s the truth."

Leeds fans have learned to take Massimo Cellino's comments somewhat lightly, with the Italian often speaking off the cuff.

Yet his frank admission that there is a power vacuum is quite evident to see. 

Chairman Andrew Umbers told the Yorkshire Evening Post this week that he was purely overseeing the business affairs of the club, and leaving footballing matters for Cellino upon his return.

His absence, enforced through suspension by the Football League, has clearly allowed a state of uncertainty to fester.

This has left head coach Neil Redfearn in a poor position, not told that his contract will be renewed yet, and there could be worse to come, with no obvious action being taken with regard to re-signing young stars like Lewis Cook to extended deals.

The one big decision which was made came from sporting director Nicola Salerno, who suspended assistant boss Steve Thompson over a personal matter, before fleeing back to Italy in response to a furious fan reaction.

With strong leadership in house, Salerno may not have been permitted to take such actions, and the issue could have been dealt with internally.

If Massimo Cellino's version of the truth is accurate, that nobody has been taking responsibility for big decisions at the club, then it is no wonder they appear in a complete state of disarray.

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