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Andy Hinchcliffe has advice for Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino

Andy Hinchcliffe says that Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino must persevere with head coach Uwe Rosler.

Former Sheffield Wednesday defender Andy Hinchcliffe has told Sky Sports that Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino needs to have patience with head coach Uwe Rosler.

Hinchcliffe, who played for Wednesday from 1998 to 2002, made the comments on Sky Sports 1 in the build-up to the Championship game between Leeds and the Owls at Elland Road on Saturday.

“It is about trust and it is about time,” said the former Wednesday defender. “Massimo Cellino, more than anybody, has to trust a very strong manager in Uwe Rosler.

“He has got him now, he should let him get on with the job. It is about time. Give him time to develop the squad he has.”

Cellino is known to hire and fire managers more often than he should, but he must maintain faith in Rosler, who was appointed the Leeds head coach earlier this summer.

The 46-year-old knows the Championship well, and he must be given time to develop his ideas and the squad.

Leeds have not made the best of starts, though, which means that Rosler will be under some pressure to get things going.

After all, the Whites’ chances of a top-six finish in the Championship will not be helped if they keep dropping points.

The West Yorkshire outfit started the 2015-16 campaign with a 1-1 draw with Burnley at Elland Road.

Leeds then got knocked out of the League Cup by Doncaster Rovers, before drawing goalless with Reading away from home in the Championship.

In their last two league matches, the Whites have drawn 2-2 with Bristol City at the Ashton Gate Stadium and 1-1 with Wednesday at Elland Road.

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