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Ian Holloway critical of Leeds duo Massimo Cellino and Sol Bamba

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Ian Holloway is critical of Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino and does not seem to be a fan of defender Sol Bamba.

Ian Holloway has suggested on Skysports.com that Leeds United would be better off without Massimo Cellino.

Cellino is the current chairman of the Championship outfit, but he has agreed in principle to sell his share in the club to supporters' group Leeds Fans United.

Former Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace manager Holloway has suggested that the Italian entrepreneur does not deserve Leeds.

“I can understand it's an honour to be working for Leeds United, but you're not working for Leeds United, you're working for an owner that doesn't really know what he's doing,” the 52-year-old wrote on Skysports.com.

“Does he deserve that club? I don't think so. The supporters don't chop and change so why should the chairman?”

Holloway has also criticised Leeds defender Sol Bamba and has claimed that the Whites are defensively poor.

“Leeds' backline are abysmal,” the former Millwall boss wrote on Skysports.com. “Sol Bamba wants the ball too much, instead of sorting players out around him. The defensive decisions they are making are quite appalling.”

Bamba played for Leeds on loan from Palermo during the second half of last season and joined the West Yorkshire outfit on a permanent contract in the summer.

The 30-year-old central defender has created three chances in 14 league matches so far this season.

The Ivory Coast international has a pass accuracy of 79% and a shot accuracy of 17%, and has won 54 headers, 11 dribbles and 28 dribbles.

Leeds are 19th in the Championship table at the moment with 13 points from 14 matches, just three points above the relegation zone.

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