Is this why Massimo Cellino keeps on firing Leeds United bosses?

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino watches from the stands

Not one Leeds United boss fired by Massimo Cellino has so far proved him wrong.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino watches from the standsLeeds United owner Massimo Cellino watches from the stands

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino had a reputation in Italy as a 'manager eater' from his time at Cagliari.

Already onto his seventh head coach at Leeds since buying a majority stake in 2014, Cellino has done little to counter this view, instead it seems like he embraces it.

Yet there could be a simple reason why he continues to hire and fire: None of the managers he has sacked has gone onto prove him wrong.

Brian McDermott was the first manager to get the chop, and after being re-appointed by Reading last season, he was sacked by the Royals this summer.

Dave Hockaday was a surprise appointment at Leeds and infamously lasted just four games. He is yet to land a managerial role in the Football League.

Former Leeds United manager Dave HockadayFormer Leeds United manager Dave Hockaday

Next up was Darko Milanic, who has recently won the Slovenian Cup with Maribor. Yet his knowledge of Slovenian football was never in doubt. The problem he had at Leeds was whether his winless six-game spell showed he could adapt in England.

He has not taken up a job in the country to attempt to prove Cellino wrong.

Neil Redfearn showed promise at Leeds, and was delighted to land the Rotherham United manager's job as his next role. Yet he lasted only a matter of months before he was fired, and Neil Warnock had to come in to lead the Millers to safety.

Leeds manager Uwe Rosler before the matchFormer Leeds manager Uwe Rosler 

Uwe Rosler has not landed a job since he was sacked by Leeds mid-season. He has been linked with roles elsewhere, but the spell at Elland Road did little to enhance his reputation.

Steve Evans has not had time since his dismissal to prove Cellino wrong, although is insistent he will soon be back in management. He could hold the strongest chance of showing the Italian he was wrong to wield the axe.

Until one of the bosses he has fired goes onto become a success, then Cellino's pattern of behaviour may not change.

If Evans, Rosler, or any of the others can lead teams to finishing above Leeds in the table, only then is there a chance that Cellino will stop, and begin to reconsider if he was acting too rashly, and should alter his ways.

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