Neil Warnock on the main issue with Massimo Cellino's reign at Leeds United

The QPR First Team Advisor has addressed the instability caused by the Italian.

Former Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has claimed that Massimo Cellino’s erratic behaviour has prevented the Leeds faithful from seeing their side progress.

The 66-year old – currently First Team Advisor at QPR – was in charge of the Whites from February 2012 until April 2013 and struggled during his time at Elland Road.

He departed with the club languishing just five points from the relegation zone - in what was one of his less successful spells as a manager - and compared Cellino’s ownership style to that of other Italians he has worked under previously.

“I look at Cellino – because I’ve had Italians in the past, Gianni Paladini was at QPR with me when I first went there and he was brilliant but the owner Flavio Briatore and them were very unpredictable,” he told the ‘Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast’ show on talkSPORT this morning (aired at 07:50).

“What they did on the morning after depended on what kind of night they had the night before – you never knew as a manager what was going to happen the next day and that seems to be what happens at Leeds.

“It’s disappointing, it’s the fans that lose out all because they’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting – the Leeds fans – and it’s not getting better,” he added.

Cellino’s reign at Elland Road has been fraught with legal trouble and disputes with the FA, and he has overseen the sacking of five managers since his arrival in January last year.

The instability created by his behaviour has trickled down to the playing staff and prevented a talented group of players from fulfilling their potential in recent seasons.

Steve Evans is the latest man to have a go in the managerial hotseat, and with two battling draws in his first two games, Leeds fan will hope he brings about a period of stability with him.

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