Rosler's quotes suggest key Cellino trend will continue in the transfer market

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The Leeds head coach's first words signaled a continuity with regards to transfer dealings.

Leeds United's new boss Uwe Rosler ticked a few boxes during his first interview at Elland Road. Like predecessor Neil Redfearn, the German expressed his excitement about working with the Yorkshire side's young players. He also, like Redfearn, suggested the club need experienced players with the know-how to get Leeds promoted.

Something else he did, however, was hint that a Massimo Cellino trend Leeds fans will know all too well is set to continue. No, not the one to do with sacking managers (yet)...

He told LUTV: "I like to work with young, ambitious players. It's all about getting the right balance. We need players with experience, know-how and talent. Talent also costs money so we'll have to look abroad.

"Mr Cellino made it clear I have an input in signings. I have absolute control on how we play, tactically, who I can pick. Obviously, the head coach must be involved in recruitment - and who's going in and going out."

Within those slightly generic but, at the same time, Leeds-specific quotes, the meaning was telling.

You can almost see Cellino's words appearing on screen, simply said by another man.

Rosler, of course, may offer a little variety to Leeds - he signed players from Spain, Germany and France while at Wigan - but the principle will remain the same. The coach has hinted that talent 'costs,' which means a look abroad.

In other words, cheap, foreign players. And, under Cellino, United's track record suggests Serie B players.

Another consideration, of course, is who takes over as Leeds' head of recruitment. Executive director Adam Pearson confirmed the Yorkshire side are looking for one, while it is unclear who will become - or remain - the club's sporting director (or if that will be the same role).

It's probably safe to assume, though, that Cellino will still hold the initiative when it comes to bringing players in from abroad. Rosler may add to that a slight variance - i.e not everyone will come from Italy - but the vast majority likely will.

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