Former Leeds United boss Kevin Blackwell rants about the ownership of the club

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The current QPR assistant hopes to see Leeds back at the top.

Leeds United take on QPR today and in doing so will be up against two of their former managers. Neil Warnock is currently in charge at QPR after the sacking of Chris Ramsey and he appointed antoher former Leeds man, Kevin Blackwell as his assistant.

Ahead of the meeting Blackwell has been speaking to former Leeds striker Noel Whelan on BBC Radio Leeds about his time at Elland Road.

But the former gaffer, whose family are Leeds United supporters, also had himself a rant at the current running of the club.

He told the BBC:

"I just, for the life of me, don't understand how people are allowed to buy football clubs and certainly of the status of Leeds United, which is a magnificent (club)...

"It has got to stop at some point that this club is kicked around like a wet balloon. The last 12-14 years haven't been good times for Leeds and the fans are still there in their droves.

"Leeds have to get back to the top level but it has to be done in a way that the club can sustain where they are.

"I am a little bit concerned that the authorities and football have allowed some of the people to takeover Leeds United. I thought there was a fit and proper persons test? Well it can't be a very good test because there have been a lot of people who aren't fit and aren't proper to run Leeds United."

It was an impassioned statement from the former Leeds boss - who led the club to the Championship play-off final in 2006 - who is clearly fed up of seeing Leeds put through the ringer and not just in the Massimo Cellino era.

The Italian has proved a controversial owner since arriving at Leeds. He has gone through five managers at Elland Road, with Steve Evans number six. He has also been banned by the Football League twice and recently courted criticism after performing a dramatic U-turn on his decision to sell the club.

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