'Quite scary': Cellino reveals scale of his task at Leeds this summer

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Massimo Cellino has revealed the positions where he needs to make new appointments over the summer.

Massimo Cellino has highlighted just how much change is needed at Leeds United over the summer, with comments covered by the blog of Simon Austin and ITV News.

Cellino returns to Leeds as chairman, replacing the outgoing Andrew Umbers and the Italian has explained there are four main positions, which need to be sorted out over the summer.

“Everything needs sorting out for next season - the sponsors, ground, lights, even pre-season. We also need a head of press, a head of the academy, a sporting director, a club secretary,” he said.

“This is unbelievable and quite scary.”

It’s very important that Leeds make the right decisions in all of the key positions, while also addressing the issue of Neil Redfearn’s future quickly.

Leeds need to be settled over the summer as they look to press on and progress, to put themselves into a good position to get off to a fast and impressive start next season.

The one position Redfearn may be worrying about, other than his own, is the head of the academy role.

That was his previous position before he was appointed as the club’s manager and it’s an important one for developing and protecting the next generation of youngsters at the club.

If he doesn’t stay on as the boss, it is a role he’ll more than likely drop back into, but then Cellino will have the problem of finding a new boss before next year gets underway.

The season has finished for Leeds and the club needs to focus on making the right calls.

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