Massimo Cellino slams Rosler's heavy metal football claim but says latest Leeds exit hurts

Leeds United

The Leeds United owner has been speaking after yet another big decision.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has been speaking to the Mirror following the departure of manager Uwe Rosler.

The decision to part company with the German came after Leeds had lost 2-1 to Championship leaders Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, a result that left the Whites 18th in the table with just two wins all season.

That was clearly not good enough, but it still came as a surprise to many that Rosler was dispatched so soon after being praised by Cellino in an interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post.

However, the Leeds owner has since told the Mirror why he came to his latest decision, and his feelings immediately after bidding farewell to yet another manager.

“I did my best to help Uwe, but in the end, I could not even see a patch of blue in the sky, just cloud, cloud and cloud,” Rosler said.

“It hurts me deeply to fire a coach and I didn’t sleep last night after speaking to Uwe yesterday.”

When Rosler first arrived at Elland Road it was hailed by many supporters as a new dawn and after a relatively impressive batch of summer signings Leeds looked on the up

Rosler even promised he would bring Jurgen Klopp’s heavy metal football to Elland Road but in hindsight Cellino said, “Instead it was like country music.”

Leeds have the players to turn things round and start climbing up the table, but Rosler’s replacement – Steve Evans – must set about rebuilding the confidence of his players with the spotlight now firmly on him.

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