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Uwe Rosler 'has had discussions' with Leeds United

Former Wigan and Brentford manager Uwe Rosler has held discussions with Leeds United about becoming the club's new manager, according to the BBC.

BBC Leeds sports broadcaster Adam Pope tweeted the news to his followers this afternoon and the immediate reaction suggested supporters of the club would not be keen on Rosler taking over.

Bernie Baldie asked: "Why, for heaven's sake. He failed miserably at Wigan," while Paul Baker said: "Might as well plan for league one now!"

The news that discussions with prospective new managers are being held while Neil Redfearn is still in charge will raise even more concerns about the way Leeds are being run by controversial owner Massimo Cellino.


Cellino leaves Leeds press conference for cigarette

Cellino popped out for a cigarette, as you do. Credit: PA

Today's Leeds United press conference took a bizarre twist when Massimo Cellino decided to leave the room for a cigarette break, leaving director Adam Pearson to face the media alone.

"What we are trying to do is put things in place and make sure we don't make mistakes again," Pearson said.

Asked if Redfearn, without contact in 12 days, had been cut adrift, Pearson added:

"He hasn't been cut adrift. I would encourage Massimo to do things that he sees fit. He does things that he thinks are right for the football club. I would ask you to give him more time."

Leeds chairman Cellino undecided on Redfearn future

Neil Redfearn steadied the ship. Credit: PA

Massimo Cellino admits he know if Neil Redfearn is the man to take Leeds United former.

The former Barnsley midfielder was appointed head coach in November, but the Italian could replace him over the summer.

I need to decide whether Neil is best for the club and can lead us back to the Premier League.

I am in love with Neil and I don't want to talk to anyone else about the job. I have always believed in him and I gave him his big chance.

I made sure he had a clause guaranteeing he would pick the team because I don't want a coach I control.

If my coach is working in the right direction I will treat him better than anyone else in the world.

I have made a lot of mistakes in my life and I don't want to have this.

– Massimo Cellino speaking to freelance journalist Simon Austin


Leeds owner Cellino cleared to attend final game

Massimo Cellino has caused a lot of controversy. Credit: PA

Massimo Cellino has been given permission by the Football League to attend Leeds United's final game of the season at Elland Road against Rotherham.

Cellino's ban from having any executive influence at Leeds does not expire until May 3, the day after the Rotherham game, but the club's request for the Italian to watch the match has been granted.

The Football League confirmed to Press Association Sport that they had authorised Cellino to attend as long as he does so as a spectator and does not "fulfill any role that would lead to him being defined as a relevant person under League regulations".

Leeds come back to beat Sheffield Wednesday

Steve Morison bagegd the winner. Credit: PA

Leeds United ran out 2-1 winners against Sheffield Wednesday in a hotly contested Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough.

The visitors had to come from behind to win after Chris Maguire's controversial first half penalty. However, second half goals from Charlie Taylor and Steve Morison ensured Leeds claimed their first win in six matches.

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