Robbie Blake slams Cellino circus, but praises the youth development, at Leeds United

Elland Road pitchside

The former Leeds striker is hopeful of change at Elland Road.

Leeds United have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent times. Massimo Cellino's reign has been filled with controversy and managerial coming and goings and it looks like the Italian is on his way out of the club.

It looks like he is willing to sell up and move on which clearly will please Leeds fans, including a former player. Robbie Blake played for the club for two seasons in his career. He left when the club went into administration and were relegated to League One, moving on to join Burnley for perhaps the most memorable stage of his career.

Blake has been talking about the club to talkSPORT this week and he is hopeful the club can move forward, with the youth system the area of the club he is most excited about:

“It has been a bit of a circus and one that shouldn’t really be happening.

“It’s not good for the stability of the football club.

“It needs to be sorted out because they need the foundations to build again.

“Why it's going’s really not good for the football club and the people suffering - they have been for a lot of years - are the supporters.

“They are a fantastic football club with great supporters and hopefully – we’ve been saying this for a while – it can get sorted off the field because on the field, with the youth they have coming through the system at the moment, Leeds are in a good place.”

Blake is certainly right about the youth system. Leeds have the likes of Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook, Charlie Taylor and Sam Byram all excelling in the first-team. There are plenty more top young players coming through as well, with Kalvin Phillips held in high regard.

So whilst the doom remains for some under the stewardship of Cellino the future for Leeds United still looks bright.

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