Carlton Palmer suggested on The Noel Whelan Show on BBC Radio Leeds on Friday evening (broadcast from 6pm, April 1) that Massimo Cellino should not raise the expectations of fans.
The former Leeds midfielder believes that the owner should be transparent with the supporters regarding where the club is headed.
“He needs to be transparent so the fans know and everybody knows that this is what’s going on,” said Palmer on The Noel Whelan Show on BBC Radio Leeds on Friday evening (broadcast from 6pm, April 1).
“If it’s going to take a bit of time (to get promotion), then at least the supporters can lower their ambitions and expectations of what’s going to be achieved.
“But if he keeps coming out and says, 'Right, we are going to get promoted, we are going to do this, we are going to that,' and doesn't back it up, supporters are going to get mixed signals.”
Palmer does have a point about Cellino, and many fans will agree with the former Leeds midfielder’s comments.
However, it is clear that the Italian entrepreneur wants to take the West Yorkshire outfit back to the Premier League.
The problem is that Cellino needs to hatch a plan and stick to it in order to achieve that ambition. Perhaps more importantly, the Leeds owner must not chop and change managers.
Cellino needs to find the right manager in the summer or keep faith in Steve Evans, who replaced Uwe Rosler as the head coach at Elland Road in October.
Leeds are 14th in the Championship table at the moment with 47 points from 38 matches, 10 points above the relegation zone.