Monday, 25th August, 2014

Leeds United president Massimo Cellino has admitted he was considering sacking manager David Hockaday following his side's 4-1 thrashing at Watford on Saturday.

Cellino, who has a reputation as a trigger happy owner, was close to pulling the trigger on Hockaday following Leeds' third Championship loss in four games.

But upon reflection, Cellino believes it would be wrong to sack Hockaday before giving him all the tools for the job, conceding the club's squad is not yet complete.

And doing so would be to act like a "coward", the Italian says.


"It's too simple to sack him. I am more responsible than him now", Cellino told the BBC.


"I cannot blame him for the results. I have to finish the team."

And Cellino has insisted that Leeds will see their results pick up, with the magic ingredient needed being time.

"We're not doing well. We'll do better with a little time."

Leeds are next in action on Wednesday evening when they lock horns with local rivals Bradford City in the League Cup.

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