Sacked three times in one season, no wonder Cellino is eyeing Iachini as next Leeds boss

Stadio Renzo Barbera

Massimo Cellino may be seen as calm by potential Leeds boss Beppe Iachini after his Palermo experience.

Italian website Tuttomercatoweb claimed yesterday that Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has offered the manager's position at the club to experienced coach Beppe Iachini.

Iachini has just endured a season from hell at Palermo, and a move to Leeds, often seen as a circus by fans of more stable clubs, would actually seem secure compared to the madhouse Italian club he has just departed.

The 52-year-old coach is coming off a season in which he was fired THREE times by the same owner, Mauro Zamaparini, who is said to be a close pal of Cellino.

Iachini was first sacked in November, only to be re-hired seven games later.

He lasted just a day or so before Zamparini changed his mind, Corrierre dello Sport reported, and after another host of changes he was hired again in February, before being fired in March.

Evidenly a glutton for punishment, if he considers the Leeds job he might just be more mad than the controversial owners yielding the axe.

Massimo Cellino once famously referred to his managers as 'watermelons', and it seems like Iachini is ripe to be squeezed. 

For Leeds fans wanting stability this sounds like a match made in hell, and the opposite of the stability they crave.

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