Former Leeds United chairman Ken Bates shares the advice he gave Massimo Cellino this week

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A group of Leeds United fans continue to protest the ownership of the club by the controversial Italian.

Leeds United may have picked up two wins in a row on the pitch but the club remains in a state of unrest off of it.

Plenty of Leeds fans continue to protest the ownership of the club by Massimo Cellino - who has never won around the fans since his arrival at Leeds in early 2014.

In fact Leeds fans have had fairly unpopular owners for some time now. Prior to Cellino it GFH and before that Ken Bates.

The former Chelsea chairman was in charge at Leeds from 2005 to 2012 and never truly hit it off with the Leeds faithful.

He spoke to Radio Yorkshire today about all things Leeds and the current situation at Leeds was one area he spoke about.

He revealed he had actually spoke to Cellino this week, and had some harsh advice for those protesting Leeds fans:

"It's alright saying Massimo out but who is going to come in? They haven't thought about that have they...

"In fact I met Mr Cellino for a matter of interest yesterday morning and he just looked at me with incomprehension. I just told him it goes with the job. There's nothing you can do about it.

"I think Massimo knows he has made a few mistakes, but that is what serious minded Leeds fans should be thinking about and discussing...where do we go from here?"

During the interview - in which he also categorically denied rumours that he held any ownership of Elland Road and Thorp Arch - he was consistently making it clear his belief that the protestation of fans is only damaging the image of the club.

However Leeds fans would argue they have every right to be upset with the current situation at the club.

Leeds fans were a credit to themselves in Wales during the 2-0 win at Cardiff in midweek and the unwavering commitment the Leeds fans have to the club certainly earns them the right to complain when things seem awry.

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