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Massimo Cellino responds to Leeds fans' chants against his leadership

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino admits that he has heard about the chants against his regime, which have been audible at the club's recent fixtures.

Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino has responded to vocal criticism of his regime which has been heard at the club's most recent fixtures in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds fans have united behind Neil Redfearn's leadership and they appear to have become frustrated by the way their manager has been treated by Cellino.

Redfearn has had his assistant Steve Thompson suspended, while there have also been reports in the Yorkshire Evening Post suggesting that Leeds' board have been involved with team selections at Elland Road. 

It has caused Leeds fans to become frustrated with Cellino and there have been clearly audible chants telling the Italian owner that his "time is up". 

It is something which Cellino has heard himself, and he admits that it is 'not good' that he appears to be fighting against the crowds at this moment in time. 

“I know what’s been said, I know the fans say things, but supporters do this,” he said. “They come to the games, they watch the football, they say what they want to say.

"What you read and what you hear, it’s not good. I think it’s worse than before but I’ll only find out when I’m back in the club. There is a lot to do, I know that."

Cellino is currently disqualified from influencing matters at Leeds United, but off the field incidents have been regular ever since he took over.

The Whites currently appear to be very unsettled and it is hardly surprising that there has been a backlash from supporters.

Leeds have been a crisis club for too long and it will be crucial that Cellino makes them a more stable outfit in the future if he is to win supporters over. 

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