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Ex-Leeds midfielder suggests who Massimo Cellino should be looking to copy

Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton has suggested Massimo Cellino needs to copy the example of fellow chairmen.

Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton told Radio Yorkshire he feels his old club need to try and follow the example of some of the club’s Championship rivals.

Prutton has urged Leeds owner and chairman Massimo Cellino to back Uwe Rosler over the transfers he asks for this summer as the club look to move forward and compete for promotion.

“The clubs that have done the best this season, when I’ve spoken to their managers it’s been ‘how do you get on with your chairman? Fantastic – Does he interfere with stuff? No he doesn’t,” he said.

“They’re not asking for Ronaldo, just give us the odds and sods we need to get through the season.”

Cellino has a fiery character and many fans will suggest that the way he’s treated Neil Redfearn shows he’s not always willing to give a manager a chance regardless of how popular they are.

It will be interesting to see if he backs off and gives Rosler the space and freedom to move things forward as he sees fit over the next couple of months before the competitive action gets underway again in August.

Rosler has to be sensible with who he wants to go after in the transfer market because although the transfer embargo has been taken away from the club, Cellino can’t start throwing money at big deals.

Fortunately for the German, Redfearn has left behind a decent situation in terms of the spine of the team and a talented set of youngsters.

He needs to build around that compensating for the experience which has been lost through the likes of Rudy Austin and Aidy White, while introducing some exciting fresh talent.

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