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Paul Robinson explains why Massimo Cellino deserves credit at Leeds

Leeds United owner Cellino has come under criticism in recent weeks.

Cellino has riled up a number of Leeds fans in recent days due to his decision to sack Uwe Rosler and replace him with Steve Evans, but former Leeds goalkeeper Paul Robinson has told talkSPORT that the Italian does actually deserve credit at Elland Road.

The former goalkeeper said: “On one hand, you’ve got to give him [Cellino] credit. He’s put millions of pounds into that football club. If his money wasn’t in that club, then who knows where the football club would be. But you have got to question the way he runs the football club.”

Cellino’s decision making has been questioned since he arrived at Leeds, whilst he is also currently under investigation by the Football League concerning his passing of the fit and proper persons test.

He has gone through seven managers in his time at Elland Road, but Robinson is right to suggest that Cellino deserves praise for the backing he has given the club.

The Italian has put a lot of money into the club, and cleared up all the ownership issues that existed prior to his arrival in 2014. He has also sufficiently strengthened the side in the transfer market, and it is his money which has brought a number of players to Leeds as they hope to get back to the Premier League in the near future.

Robinson admits the fact that it is correct to question his running of Leeds, as he is certainly a very interfering owner and appears to care more about first-team issues than many owners do, but whilst it is his money that is supporting their attempted return to the top flight, fans should remember that Cellino deserves some support.

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