Friday, 29th August, 2014

Leeds United legend Johnny Giles has dubbed the club's current owner Massimo Cellino a "headbanger" and told the Italian he should consider managing the Whites himself.

Cellino, who sacked an astonishing 36 coaches during his time as owner of Italian side Cagliari, yesterday parted company with David Hockaday, despite the manager only being in charge for six games and having to consistently integrate new signings, the majority from Italy and speaking little English, into the team.

Cellino is now on the lookout for a new manager, although he will continue to dictate signings along with the club's director of football Nicola Salerno, in a continental style approach.

And Giles, who made more than 350 appearances for Leeds, has seen enough to pass judgement on the controversial Italian owner.


"I don't think anybody would be a good choice", he told Irish radio station News Talk, when asked about who should be Leeds' new manager.


"I think this fella is a headbanger, that owner; I think he only employed that coach so that he could pick the team, bring the players in that he wants.

"No manager worth his salt will touch that job.

"This fella should make himself manager and pick the team himself. He employed this lad from nowhere, paying him buttons apparently", Giles concluded.

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