Former Leeds United striker Robbie Blake was clear in his assessment of the situation at his old club when he gave an interview to talkSPORT.
Blake was discontented with everything going on at Elland Road as Massimo Cellino failed to address the issue of Neil Redfearn’s future at a press conference alongside director Adam Pearson yesterday.
Blake said it disappointed him to see a lack of clarity at the club he used to represent and also criticised Cellino’s outspoken approach in relation to the media and the way he talks about the club.
“There’s one word for it, which is ‘shambles’. It’s disappointing for a football club to be going through so much turmoil – for the chairman to be coming out and criticising the manager and criticising the players, it’s not very good,” he said.
Until the issue of the manager is sorted out, it’s going to be difficult for Leeds to move forward.
Various aspects of the club such as the incomings and outgoings in relation to transfers can’t be determined until it’s clear who is going to be the main man looking ahead to next season.
Redfearn is well placed to make those decisions, but the latest report from the Daily Mirror suggests Gus Poyet could be the man that Cellino wants controlling the club next year.
Clarity in terms of communication with the manager, club officials and the club’s supporters is a way that Cellino can quickly improve the situation and get everything heading in the right direction.
It’s not been a bad week for Leeds, with several pieces of good news and the owner now needs to make sure that’s backed up next week and beyond.