Massimo Cellino says Leeds fans understand club better than he does

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Massimo Cellino has admitted responsibility for wanting to fix Leeds United too quickly.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino spoke to BBC Radio Leeds yesterday, and gave an insight into the rationale behind his approach.

Since taking over, Cellino's reign has been somewhat of a rollercoaster, but he is currently promoting that patience is essential, a trait he has not shown at the club to date.

He admitted that supporters have a better understanding of what is required than he does, knowing that stability is the foundations required for success, and his own misinterpretation of fan impatience has led to controversial decisions.

He said: "I feel bad sometimes when I lose a game. The fans stop me and say Massimo take it easy, we'll win the next one. I feel even worse like that.

"So the fans, they understand this club more than I do. So I'm not worried about the pressure, expectation of the fans, I worry more about my feelings, myself that I want to please them too fast.

"I can be dangerous, I ream at night to please the fans, but we have to control our emotion and understand we are doing the right thing, at least we are trying to do the right thing for this club."

It's about as open as Cellino has been since buying the club, and his comments show a man fighting to keep his own emotions in check.

Over the summer he had chief executive Adam Pearson to consult, but he has since left the club to focus on other business interests.

Supporters will have to hope the Italian can stick to the message of patience he is preaching, and allows the club to build, providing results on the pitch stay largely positive.

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