Cagliari fan blog says they want Cellino back, Leeds fans respond

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Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino still evokes opinion at former side Cagliari.

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino's recent refusal to back head coach Neil Redfearn and suggest he will sack him has led to growing dissent among fans.

The Italian has even recently hinted he has a replacement lined up for the manager, fuelling concerns that the stability the former academy coach has brought to the first team in recent months will be quickly undone.

Over at Cellino's former club Cagliari, the situation is just as unhappy.

The Serie A side have just been relegated, eight points from safety with two games remaining after a 1-0 home defeat to Palermo at the weekend.

Gianluca Festa recently took over from Gianfranco Zola as manager and has been unable to halt the slide, and the club face seeing they top young talents like Godfrey Donsah snapped up by circling clubs.

Their poor season has yielded just six wins from 36 matches in Serie A, and last night a Cagliari fan blog made a call for Massimo Cellino to return from Leeds United to the club where he spent 23 years as owner, to set them back on track.

With Cellino recently subject to 'time to go' chants from supporters at Elland Road, Leeds fans were quick to respond.

Their message was clear: Find a way to get Cellino to back to Cagliari, even if it is little more than a pipe dream for both parties at present.

Not all fans of course would welcome Massimo Cellino back at Cagliari. He is an individual whose outspoken ways stir emotions among fans, and he was just as trigger happy with regard to firing coaches there as he is at Leeds.

It was at Cagliari where he gained his 'manager eater' nickname, sacking Juventus' Champions League finalist Massimo Allegri among others.

Comments made by Cellino at his recent press conference, reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post suggest he is not planning on going anywhere, but perhaps back at Cagliari he would find a club and league which he understands better than the English Championship.

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