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Ex-Leeds striker wary of Cellino effect for Uwe Rosler

Former Leeds United striker Robbie Blake is wary of the effect Massimo Cellino will have on Uwe Rosler.

Former Leeds United striker Robbie Blake told Radio Yorkshire that he’s sure Uwe Rosler is aware of the difficulties surrounding his position as the club’s head coach.

Rosler was recently confirmed as the man to replace Neil Redfearn at Elland Road and Blake has suggested that he needs to be careful in relation to the club’s owner and chairman Massimo Cellino.

“He’s put his head on the block and it’s going to be a difficult job because of the job Neil Redfearn has done – obviously the manager and the chairman didn’t see eye to eye and I’m sure Uwe realises that it’s going to be a tough job. Certainly with the chairman because he’s very difficult to please,” he said.

Many will still be amazed that Cellino didn’t give Redfearn an extended chance to lead the club, but the decision has been made and it’s important that everyone now gets behind Rosler over a very important summer for the club.

Rosler has a number of challenges in his new role and one of them is pacifying the Italian who has proven to be very fiery and temperamental since he arrived at the club.

He’s got to stick up for himself, the team and the fans when any pressure is created by Cellino who will be eager for a decent start to the Championship season.

The main aim for Leeds next season is going to be top six and it’s important that the manager is given the time and the freedom to creative a productive platform, which allows the team to chase points without wondering whether the manager is going to be sacked.

Three different managers were used at Leeds last season, hopefully it will just be one over a successful 2015/2016 campaign.

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