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Rosler suggests what Murphy's new contract shows about Massimo Cellino

Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler has suggested there is a side to Massimo Cellino, which a lot of people don't see.

Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler has explained on the club’s official website, what he feels Luke Murphy’s new deal at the club shows about chairman Massimo Cellino.

Cellino is a controversial figure at Leeds who splits opinion in terms of his passion for the club to advance against the erratic way he makes some of his more important decisions.

However, Rosler feels the Italian made a big statement by handing a new contract (until 2019) to Murphy, who recently picked up a knee problem.

“A lot of people don’t see this side but Mr Cellino has stuck by a player who is basically injured and going into the last year of his contract. That is a big statement from the owner,” Rosler told leedsunited.com.

“He proved his worth to the club before and we’ve offered him a new contract. That’s the way football should work.”

Cellino’s passion

Cellino’s passion for Leeds United to improve and move forward is admirable and few can doubt that he doesn’t fully care about everything going on at the club.

The problem comes when he allows that passion to get the better of him, which creates frustration and that in turn can lead to decisions, which may not always be in the best interests of the football club.

What Cellino needs to do over the next ten to eleven months is be consistent and to be fair.

There’s no point in his finger tensing on the trigger, if the club gets off to a difficult start with the return of the Championship now just over three weeks away.

Leeds may not fire straight away because Rosler is a new manager still settling in at the club and he needs time, without pressure, to get his ideology fully across to the players.

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