Massimo Cellino responds when asked whether he'll walk away from Leeds United

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Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino has faced a backlash from supporters this season.

Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he is finding it hard to walk away from Elland Road.

Cellino agreed to sell Leeds to the fans back in October, only to retract his offer at a later date.

And now the Italian has suggested that he is finding it difficult to leave the Yorkshire club, as he believes he is taking them forward.

"I don’t know, I should ask my chairman if he wants to sack me," he said. 

“Maybe, unfortunately the supporters have the right to complain...I have to accept everything, I have to respect everything but it’s not so easy just to walk away when you are doing something you think is the right thing for this club and I’m going to show that. But the fans, they have to wait.”

Cellino’s regime at Leeds has been hugely turbulent so far, and he has had to face the backlash from supporters.

Protests were held at Elland Road in recent matches, and there have been chants against his leadership heard at almost ever match of late.

The Italian promised that Leeds would be in the Premier League within two years when he took over back in 2014, but that target has not been achieved.

Indeed, it could be argued that the Whites have moved backwards under his stewardship so far.

Leeds are currently in 17th place in the Championship table, and they have won just one of their last 11 matches.

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