Has Massimo Cellino done well? Uwe Rosler was not the man for Leeds United

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The German's sacking actually looks like a good decision from the Italian.

Turmoil is becoming a buzzword at Leeds United. This week the club lost their owner and chairman Massimo Cellino to yet another disqualification by the Football League. However, before that came into play, the Italian gave Uwe Rosler the boot.

But for once, did Cellino make the right call?

Appointing the German made sense. He has a good record in the Football League and experience at working under the structure that Cellino had created at Leeds. In the past he has appointed Dave Hockaday and Darko Milanic - those were mistakes from the off.

However, cracks began forming the moment that Adam Pearson left the club. The removal of an executive director was not ideal for Rosler. He has openly admitted that he prefers to have a middle-man between him and the chairman - alarm bells begin ringing.

His inability to adapt became a stubborn way to lose football matches. Intent on playing 4-3-3, even if not all of Leeds players fit into the system and the fact they lack the midfield depth in quality to play that style.

His decision to continue living in Manchester was not endearing to fans and his apathy may have been refreshing, but certainly not ambitious.

The Sam Byram situation has recently been handled poorly and it seemed as though Rosler was not winning over this squad.

Should he have been given more time? Perhaps. But it just never felt right with Rosler at the helm. Steve Evans certainly has a task on his hands to prove he is the man to lead Leeds back to the top.

However, this might be a hasty appointment that backfires for Cellino. Evans will do well to avoid the Leeds United scrapheap.

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