Is it time for Leeds United fans to start dreaming again?

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Leeds United supporters have plenty to be excited about ahead of the new season.

Leeds United have suffered a great deal of adversity in the recent past, which has coincided with Massimo Cellino’s arrival at Elland Road.

Last season was a disappointing one for the club, with Neil Redfearn guiding the club to a 15th place finish in the Championship, before he saw Cellino return and his career as head coach of the club ultimately come to an end.

It was all looking very bleak, but a series of decisions at the club has started to create an era of cautious optimism looking ahead to next season.

Regardless of the circumstances, which led to Uwe Rosler’s arrival at the club, he is a good experienced option and represents someone who can take the club forward.

He has a point to prove after the way his association with Wigan ended and Leeds fans can look forward to a similar brand of exciting football, which he produced during his time as Brentford boss.

He's also made two forward looking signings in the transfer market with Charlie Horton providing competition for goalkeeper Marco Silvestri and Lee Erwin providing a fresh option in attack.

Alongside Rosler’s appointment as the club’s next head coach, Cellino has commissioned a number of new deals for several of the club’s younger players including Lewis Cook.

The younger players at the club are the future and will form the spine of the side over the next few seasons.

It’s encouraging that Leeds seem to have acted to protect their key young assets in a world where Premier League sides could realistically come into the equation and look to poach them away.

It’s also encouraging that Neil Redfearn is staying at the club, according to the BBC, to resume his role as head of the club’s academy.

Redfearn is very popular with fans because of the work he’s done in terms of producing top quality young talent for the Leeds first team.

He was treated terribly by Cellino, but appears to have risen above that ill feeling when few would have blamed him for walking away from the side.

It protects the future of the academy and allows Redfearn to resume his work in an area where he’s had tremendous success in the recent past.

Leeds fans can dare to dream ahead of pre-season where we’ll get a better idea of the football to expect under Rosler.

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