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Cellino highlights a clear difference between Rosler and his other Leeds sackings

The Leeds chairman has been honest about yet another sacking.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has highlighted a clear difference between Uwe Rosler and the other coaches he has dismissed during his time in charge at Elland Road, according to the club's official website.

Indeed, the Italian insists he had a 'strong working relationship' with the German and has heaped praise of both his professionalism and commitment.

Unlike his predecessors, Rosler leaves - according to Cellino - on good terms with everyone at the club.

It was simply the results that forced the Leeds owner's hand, he says.

Cellino told the Leeds site: "I would like to thank Uwe for the effort and commitment he showed during his time here. He was incredibly professional throughout and we had a strong working relationship.

"Unfortunately, results didn’t work out for him here and we are now looking elsewhere. Uwe leaves on good terms and everybody at Leeds United wishes him well for the future."

The comments clearly mark a unique aspect of the Rosler sacking. A strong working relationship? Neil Redfearn was dismissed after a breakdown in relationship, while there were none of the well wishes after the Dave Hockaday and Darko Milanic departures.

Cellino seems to think the departed Leeds boss is a good coach but just too nice or soft.

It's perhaps refreshing to see a sacking conducted in this manner at Elland Road. But it doesn't change the fact Cellino has now dismissed a sixth coach during his ownership.

Leeds travel to Fulham on Wednesday night for their first game post Rosler.

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