Michael Tonge comments on Cellino, suggests only way Leeds can get promoted

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The former Leeds midfielder has been discussing the Italian.

Former Leeds United midfielder Michael Tonge says Massimo Cellino's heart is in the right place, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

And, in a sense, he has backed the Italian's trigger-happy approach to sacking managers as a result.

However, Tonge does feel the only way Leeds can get promoted is if they stick with one coach for a whole season. On current evidence, that's just not possible.

Tonge told the YEP: "You just don’t know what’s going to happen next with Cellino. I think his heart is in the right place and he wants to win and he wants to do well.

"Anybody who puts their own money into a club and has got the right to make a decision about who he wants as manager. I think looking at it from the outside the only way they will win it [the Championship title] is if they get a manager and stick with them and really gives them a good crack at it.

"Even if they decide at the start of a season that they are going to be manager for the whole season."

Some Leeds fans made their feelings known at Elland Road on Thursday night after seeing Blackburn Rovers take a 2-0 lead within just six minutes. And who can blame them?

Leeds boss Steve Evans responded to their chants and boos after the match and said the supporters are fully entitled to express their frustration.

As for Cellino keeping a manager long enough to get the Whites up, unfortunately things are rather simple. When coaches do badly, the Italian fires them. But, even if Leeds hit form, coaches/directors still end up suspended, sacked or out of the door of their own accord...

Leeds face Cardiff at Elland Road in their next Championship clash.

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