Former Leeds United and England defender Danny Mills questioned the motives of Massimo Cellino in a frank interview with talkSPORT.
Mills suggested that Cellino falls into a cracket of owners who have come into English football, where it’s difficult to trust them completely from the outside looking in.
Cellino has had a good week at Elland Road, with Lewis Cook signed on a new contract, Adam Pearson’s return and the transfer embargo hanging over their heads now lifted, but Mills is urging a bit of caution moving forward.
“When he first took over the job he maybe couldn’t (challenge Cellino) and this is the problem. These owners takeover and they say ‘it’s about the club, I don’t want to get involved and I want the players to do well’ but that’s absolute nonsense,” said Mills.
“It’s all about egos and they want to go and tell their friends ‘look at my club and how well we’re doing’.”
One of the next things on the agenda for Cellino will be sorting out a new contract for manager Neil Redfearn.
Redfearn is a popular figure with the club’s fans and he’s done good work with the club’s academy system and hopefully he will be given the chance to stay on for next season.
Cellino may not have the same thought process and could opt to go for another manager and if he does, he risks wasting the good work he’s done since he returned to the club from a ban imposed on him by the Football League.
Hopefully Mills is wrong and hopefully Cellino can carry on making forward thinking and productive decisions, which benefit the club.