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Greg Abbott: Massimo Cellino was always entitled to make big decision at Leeds

Former Leeds United coach Greg Abbott has suggested that Massimo Cellino was within his rights to move on from Neil Redfearn.

Former Leeds United coach Greg Abbott told Radio Yorkshire that he doesn’t think Massimo Cellino can be blamed for deciding that Neil Redfearn shouldn’t be part of the club moving forward.

Abbott has suggested that Cellino was well within his rights to move on from the Redfearn era, also expressing a lack of surprise that Redfearn didn’t want to go the extra mile in terms of trying to stay at the club beyond this summer.

“That’s a decision that the owner is entitled to make – It doesn’t surprise me that he’s found it difficult to accept that position and to work and to give it everything he’s got to make that a success. He’s got a lot of pride and I think he was deserving of a little bit better,” he told Radio Yorkshire.

Redfearn will be fine

Neil Redfearn will be fine in terms of his career in football and his next job.

He showed a solid ability as Leeds boss to nurture a group of younger players and to get the most out of them, despite the fact the club eventually finished 15th in the Championship table.

He should take his time now that his future with Leeds has been cleared up, but there will be plenty of clubs who will want Redfearn in charge as they look to progress and move forward over the next couple of years.

Cellino must learn a lesson

Hopefully the president will learn a lesson from this summer in terms of the way he handles and treats his key members of staff.

It’s common sense that in any job staff are more likely to be productive if they feel comfortable, secure and free from any form of pressure.

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