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Neil Warnock explains his Leeds United regret, Cellino

Leeds United manager Neil Warnock says he would have liked to work with Massimo Cellino.

Neil Warnock was appointed as Rotherham United boss last week, after the sacking of Neil Redfearn days earlier.

The changes saw one former Leeds United boss replace another, and Warnock was quizzed on his time at Elland Road.

Warnock was manager at Leeds between 2012 and 2013, a period which saw the ownership of the club change hands between Ken Bates and GFH.

The new Millers boss told the Yorkshire Post that he regrets not being given more financial backing, and says current Leeds owner Massimo Cellino would have been preferable.

He said: "I am convinced if I had got the money I was promised when (Robert) Snodgrass was sold that I could have got Leeds up.

"I am convinced of that. We were not too far short. We beat Tottenham and Everton (in the cups), we had a decent team. But the investment wasn’t there. I would have actually liked to work with this Italian guy there now. That wouldn’t have bothered me. I think Leeds is a great club."

Cellino has been under fire from supporters recently for failing to spend the money from selling Sam Byram, but in comparison to the Ken Bates and GFH eras, he has put money up to spend on transfers, with the £3 million put out to sign Chris Wood more than either regime managed.

Warnock's first game as Rotherham boss went well enough, holding play-off hopefuls Birmingham City to a draw.

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