Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino points out flaw in Uwe Rosler's management; offers him advice

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Leeds United have made a good start to life under Uwe Rosler, but Massimo Cellino does not seem entirely satisfied...

Massimo Cellino has told Sky Sports that Uwe Rosler needs to start giving Leeds United's players 'more confidence'. 

The Whites have lost just once in the Championship this season, but Cellino has suggested that their performances still need some work before he is entirely happy. 

The outspoken Italian owner says that Rosler must start to gain a better understanding of his squad, but he has backed him to get things right in time. 

"I think Uwe needs to give more confidence to the players," he said. "He doesn't know our players in the right way yet. It's a fresh, young team and we are building it between last season and this season. The players want to show that they are very good but they think a bit too much and play a bit less at the moment.

"I don't think about changing the manager, but I prefer to say coach more than manager. It's already too much coaching the team, if you are manager as well I think it's too much."

Cellino has developed a reputation as a chairman who will not afford managers much time if results go against them, so Rosler will be aware  of the need to maintain high standards at Elland Road.

So far the German manager has made his side very difficult to beat, and their position of 10th in the Championship table shows the progress that they have made over the summer.

If there has been one complaint so far, it has been that Leeds have drawn too many games, but having beaten Milton Keynes Dons in their most recent outing, they are starting to build momentum again. 

The Whites' next match comes against Middlesbrough, where Rosler will be hoping his side put in a performance which proves to Cellino that they are gaining in confidence and are moving forward on the right track. 

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