Speaking to Independent.ie, former Leeds hero Johnny Giles has admitted that he as no confidence that Uwe Rosler will remain as head coach for too long.
The former midfielder said: “The downward spiral shows no sign of stopping and while I'm sure Rosler will give it everything he has, I have no confidence that he will be at the club long enough to make any impact other than short-term.”
This is certainly a worrying admission, as Rosler’s appointment looked to bring some stability to Elland Road, but Giles has no belief that Massimo Cellino will keep him at the club.
Rosler has proven himself at Brentford in the past, showing himself to be a manager who can revitalise a club with a new philosophy, and although he struggled at Wigan, the former Manchester City midfielder has all the ability to improve Leeds.
It finally appeared as if Cellino had made a strong appointment that could move the Whites forward next season, and it was completed early enough to give Rosler an entire pre-season in charge, but there are no guarantees he will remain in a job for that long.
Should Leeds suffer a poor start to the season, as they did last term, Rosler could be sacked in the early weeks, setting the Yorkshire-based club up for another campaign of turbulence and struggles.
Giles may be looking at the Leeds situation in extremely negative terms, but there has so far been little to show from Cellino that is worth getting excited about - especially when it comes to the hiring and firing of managers.