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Neil Warnock: Massimo Cellino can't make this mistake again

Former Leeds United manager Neil Warnock suggested it was no good for Leeds United to throw foreign players into their squad.

Former Leeds United manager Neil Warnock told talkSPORT that he doesn’t think Massimo Cellino can make the same mistake again in terms of transfers.

Warnock suggested that the Italian needs to hand more control to new head coach Uwe Rosler, who will have ideas over how to revitalise the squad moving forward over the next few months in the build up to the new season.

Warnock seemed to offer up some advice for Leeds’s new boss, suggesting that foreign players who didn’t know the league and the country were not going to guarantee the side success.

“He talks with the heart Cellino and even though they’re mad as hatters at times, you’ve just got to go in there and manager the players you’ve got and they’ve got some decent players – It’s just whether he’s allowed to bring his own players in,” he said.

“It’s such a hard league that you can’t just bring foreign players in and expect success, it’s not as easy as that.”

One of the things, which former manager Neil Redfearn always maintained was that Leeds need more players who are experienced in terms of Championship football.

That makes sense because the second flight is a very competitive division and one where it’s going to be really difficult for Leeds, as they look to mount a push to get promoted into the Premier League over the next couple of years.

Hopefully Cellino will have the sense to allow Rosler to draft in his own players based on how he sees the squad and where he thinks the changes need to take place, but if he’s given players to use who he hasn’t specifically asked for, it could be difficult for the club to nail down some consistency.

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