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Massimo Cellino points out a ‘mistake’ English clubs make regarding transfers

Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino says that club managers should not have control over transfers.

Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino has highlighted in The Mirror a “mistake” that clubs in England make.

The Italian businessman is not a fan of managers having sole control of transfers, and believes that club owners should have the final say.

“A coach with good potential can realise his potential if the club is strong to look after him,” Cellino told The Mirror. “If you leave him too much alone, it can kill him.

“Why does he have to buy? He should propose (deals to the owner). That is the big mistake they make in England.

"We have to work together, we share the responsibility. If we choose a player together and we make a mistake, it is our mistake, not his.”

Cellino’s comments make perfect sense, although in reality it does not always work that way.

A manager may want a player who is too expensive, and the club owner could be reluctant to sign him.

A club owner may find a player attractive, but the manager may not share the same view but he will be forced to work with him.

The key, as Cellino says, is working together. Communication is hugely important when signing players, and compromises need to be made.

Leeds fans will hope that Cellino and new head coach Uwe Rosler can work together in the summer and sign the right players.

The West Yorkshire outfit finished the 2014-15 Championship campaign in 15th place with 56 points from 46 matches.

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