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Former Sheffield Wednesday star Benito Carbone: Massimo Cellino is ‘like a machine’

Former Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa attacker Benito Carbone seems to admire Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino.

Former Sheffield Wednesday attacker Benito Carbone has described Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino as “a machine” in The Sun.

Carbone, who wants to manage his former club Wednesday, worked with the Whites’ Under-21 side last year.

“I am ready to manage a big club like Wednesday,” the 43-year-old former Aston Villa attacker told The Sun. “I have the Uefa Pro Licence and I have spent a lot of time learning and observing.

“I take things from all the managers I worked for, even the Leeds owner Massimo Cellino, who is like a machine, he works so hard.”

Cellino is not a hugely popular figure among the Leeds fans and divides opinion.

Many of the Italian businessman’s decisions, such as not keeping Neil Redfearn in charge of the first team next season, have been called into question.

However, Carbone’s comments highlight the passion that Cellino has for football and the effort he puts in.

In interviews, the former Cagliari owner comes across as very passionate about Leeds and is full of wonderful ideas.

Those ideas are not necessarily realistic, but Cellino does indeed have a vision and wants to do great things at Leeds.

Hopefully for the Leeds fans, Cellino’s hard work will bear fruits in the coming months, and the West Yorkshire outfit will be able to challenge for a top-six finish in the Championship next season.

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