Two years ago Claudio Ranieri made this prediction about Massimo Cellino at Leeds United

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Leicester boss predicted success for Massimo Cellino at Leeds.

Massimo Cellino is preparing to head into his third full season as Leeds United owner, and is desperately hoping the club clinch promotion next season.

So far the side have failed to get near to the play-offs under his stewardship, with Cellino firing six managers during his tenure at the club already.

This was not how he would have envisioned it, and nor was it what man of the moment Claudio Ranieri predicted two seasons ago.

Ranieri is the recently crowned Manager of the Year, having led Leicester City to surprise Premier League title success.

Speaking to Italian outlet Nuova Sardegna back in May 2014, Ranieri spoke confidently that former Cagliari owner Massimo Cellino would be a success in England with Leeds.

He predicted: "He will be good, he has flair and he learns quickly."

Cellino has not backed up Ranieri's confidence, displaying the actions of an owner who seems lost at Leeds, and even recently admitted his desire to sell up.

He told The Times last week: “I’m ashamed to say it. If someone wants to buy the club I will sell it. If somebody doesn’t come in I have no choice but to run it.”

The Italian may have one more chance to prove Ranieri right, but he needs to heed the one key word from his message: 'learn'.

The best way to show he has learned from his mistakes is to stick with head coach Steve Evans, and give the club the stability it needs to move forward, rather than constantly trying to kickstart his project.

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