Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino reveals he desperately wanted current Lazio boss at Cagliari in 2014

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The current Leeds chairman looks set to appoint Uwe Rosler at Elland Road later today.

Leeds United are expected to replace the popular Neil Redfearn as head coach at the club today, withf former Brentford and Wigan Athletic manager Uwe Rosler set to take his place at Elland Road.

It comes after weeks of speculation over the future of Redfearn, and after Leeds United's controversial owner Massimo Cellino slammed his current manager in the press at the weekend.

Cellino has a history and reputation for hiring and firing managers at will and since he has been at Leeds he has already chewed up and spat out Brian McDermott, Dave Hockaday and Darko Milainic. Redfearn will now join that pile.

Yesterday however he was discussing how he recommended a manager to Italian side Lazio, who has become very successful.

He is quoted by Goal.com as stating how he wanted current Lazio boss Stefano Pioli at former club Cagliari before he left for Leeds.

He also discussed how his successor in Sardinia, Tommaso Giulini, appointed Zdenek Zeman, a manager he would not have appointed:

"I would not have chosen Zeman for a personal matter, but I consider him a good coach. Unfortunately with Zeman must create a company with a certain structure and mentality and lacked the conditions. I, just before leaving, I contacted Pioli because my idea was to make a revolution and Pioli was the best choice to leave and form a group. I then recommended Pioli to [Lazio president, Claudio] Lotito."

So Cellino does know how to appoint the right manager. Just it seems he has failed to do so at the club he owns so far.

Hopefully Rosler can go on to be a hit at Elland Road, or another merry-go-round is likely at the club in 2015-16.

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