The biggest Cellino problem Leeds fans face isn't his firing of managers, it's who he hires

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Another Leeds boss is reportedly on the brink under the Italian.

According to the Daily Mirror, Steve Evans is on the brink at Leeds United. At the time of writing, it's impossibly to really know whether the Scot remains in charge at Elland Road.

But, were Massimo Cellino to fire his sixth manager since taking over the Yorkshire club, it would be perfectly understandable.

Evans has been struggling for some time. The results have gotten worse and worse at Leeds - while the Scot's press conferences have gotten louder and louder.

The Whites head coach keeps talking about promotion next season if he's backed. Results like Monday night's 4-0 loss at Brighton say otherwise.

No, Cellino sacking Evans wouldn't be a bad theoretical move. Nor was it when he got rid of Uwe Rosler - or Dave Hockaday and Darko Milanic.

The question isn't why Cellino fired these managers. The real question is why on Earth were they hired?

Evans did a Tim Sherwood at first - the Leeds boss kicked a struggling side into gear with some big talking and front. That initial effect wore off, though. And was it really worth sacking Rosler if United have descended into this in just a matter of months under Evans?

At the time, sacking Rosler was the right decision. But why was Neil Redfearn forced out and a big deal made of his successor when the German had an average Championship track record and ultimately proved a waste of time at Elland Road?

That's not to mention the very bizarre Milanic appointment - and the most infamous of all: Hockaday.

So if Evans does go, which looks increasingly likely, the big problem Leeds fans face is who exactly Cellino picks next. The Italian's track record offers very bleak prospects indeed.

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