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Robbie Blake: If Cellino stays at Leeds then this must happen

Former Leeds United striker Robbie Blake has called for Massimo Cellino to provide clarity over the 'backroom stuff' going on at the club.

Former Leeds United striker Robbie Blake told talkSPORT that if Massimo Cellino stays at the club long term, there needs to be clarity behinds the scenes at the club.

Cellino has got plenty done since he returned as the club’s Chairman following a ban, with Lewis Cook signing a new deal, Adam Pearson coming in as director, the embargo lifted and the release list published all happening this week.

Blake has called on the Italian to go even further, giving a clear message behind the scenes over who is in charge and in control over various aspects of the club.

“For the size of the football club and the support they get, it’s disappointing and hopefully things can get sorted out – If Massimo (Cellino) stays long term then I think it’s just time that it all gets sorted out – All the backroom stuff and off field problems need to be sorted out,” said Blake.

Blake’s comments could have been aimed at the confusion and lack of clarity over the position of Neil Redfearn, who still doesn’t know if he’s going to get a new long term contract with the club.

There have been reports from the Sun and from the Yorkshire Evening Post that Cellino is already looking at other options in terms of the manager, but Redfearn is yet to receive any official communication over his position.

The Sun has also covered quotes from Cellino, where he said he wasn’t behind a reported request for players to strike towards the end of last season, which nearly drove Redfearn to quit after he saw his assistant Steve Thompson suspended without warning earlier this year.

Cellino has done some good work this week, but he still needs to address the elephant in the room, which could have a big impact on his relationship with the fans.

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