Former Leeds star Shaun Derry hits out at Andrea Radrizzani over controversial Wolves comments

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani looks on before the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at iPro Stadium on February 21, 2018 in Derby, England.

Former Leeds United midfielder Shaun Derry has spoken out about Andrea Radrizzani's comments on Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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It has been another topsy turvy season for Leeds as early season promise faded into midtable mediocrity once again while Wolverhampton Wanderers look set for promotion.

The Elland Road outfit are a club many neutrals and pundits feel belongs in the Premier League.

But a revolving door of managers and players has thus far failed to get the club over the final Championship hurdle to make it back to the big time.

Leeds look to have no chance of making the playoffs now with recent results seeing Paul Heckingbottom's side slip down to 13th in the table.

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani looks on before the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at iPro Stadium on February 21, 2018 in Derby, England.

Supporters will be casting envious glances in the direction of leaders Wolves who now have a 10 point cushion on the playoff places and sit three points above second-placed Cardiff.

But Leeds owner and chairman Andrea Radrizzani feels Wolves have gone about it unfairly.

Last week he accused the club of having an ownership structure that is 'not fair and legal' after a 3-0 defeat to Nuno Espirito Santo's side.

And that prompted the EFL to hold a meeting over the way Wolves are operating and the relationship with super agent Jorge Mendes.

Cambridge United manager Shaun Derry looks on during the Checkatrade Trophy match between Northampton Town and Cambridge United at Sixfields on August 29, 2017 in Northampton, England.

Many felt Radrizzani was merely voicing concerns held by many.

But former Leeds midfielder and cult hero Shaun Derry has hit out at the Italian on talkSPORT.

"Well I questioned this when it came out directly after the game, directly after the loss," Derry told talkSPORT Drive on Tuesday.

"I just feel that... don't look too far out of your own house. Obviously you've got to look at the past perhaps misdemeanors of potentially what Leeds have been up to themselves over loads of years.... and then you look at the fact they're just trying to dislodge somebody that's at the top of the tree.

"I'm not too sure if it's not a little bit of sour grapes myself. Leeds have been out of the Premier League now for a good 11 or 12 years and have had some difficult ownership over those years."

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