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Bates explains why he's been left confused by Massimo Cellino

Former Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has suggested he can't understand Massimo Cellino at the club.

Former Leeds United chairman Ken Bates told Radio Yorkshire how he’s been left confused by Massimo Cellino at the club.

Cellino has already overseen a lot of upheaval at the club already since the end of last season, with Uwe Rosler installed as the club’s next manager with Neil Redfearn given the chance to go back to his old role with the academy.

Rosler is now faced with a lot of hard work looking ahead to next season and it will be interesting to see what sort of changes he makes in terms of personnel once the transfer window opens up next month.

“It’s very confusing because there are so many mixed messages coming out at the moment – I caught the press conference with Massimo Cellino and the new guy Mr Pearson and it was chaotic – I’m not quite sure if Massimo has misread chants from the supporters about Neil Redfearn,” he said.

Cellino doesn’t have the best relationship with the media and he seems to have a fiery sort of temperament, which can make him difficult to deal with.

However, he seems determined to drive Leeds forward, buying into the idea that they are a very big club destined for the heights of the Premier League.

What he needs to do is give a manager time and the opportunity to develop a situation he sees as the best way forward.

Neil Redfearn was one of three permanent managers used last season, which shows that when things aren’t going well, Cellino does get trigger happy.

Hopefully Rosler will get the time to move the club forward and can seize on the opportunity that Redfearn wasn’t given.

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