Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills told talkSPORT what he feels is Massimo Cellino’s problem with the club’s current manager Neil Redfearn.
Redfearn is yet to receive a new contract to be the club’s manager heading into next season and Mills has suggested that the club’s Italian owner and chairman feels intimidated by the progress Redfearn has made.
“I think the problem for Cellino is that because he’s (Neil Redfearn) done a good job, he’s now got a little bit of power and he has options and now possibly Neil feels he can stand up to Cellino,” said Mills.
Redfearn is also a very popular figure with the club’s fans because of the passionate way he got the side playing last year.
He also showed that he’s got a very good grasp over the potential of the club’s younger players, who have become very important components of the first team.
The Sun has previously reported that Cellino is already eyeing up replacements for Redfearn, with Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink one of the candidates to come in.
Hopefully common sense can prevail at Elland Road and Redfearn will at least get a chance to start as the main man next year.
If it quickly becomes evident that he’s not capable of getting Leeds to play the sort of football, which would keep them in the hunt for a top six place then pulling the trigger becomes more feasible.
He needs to at least be given that chance if Cellino wants to repair his relationship with supporters and to get Leeds moving in the direction everyone wants them to go in; up towards the Premier League.