Cellino: Leeds fans are better than the team - but they’ll have to wait for my fix

Massimo Cellino.

Massimo Cellino.

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LEEDS United owner Massimo Cellino has insisted he is the right man to “fix” the team, following this week’s 4-0 rout by Brighton and the movement by some supporters to oust him.

When asked about supporters and the current situation at the club, Cellino said: “I’m very sad for the supporters because they really are better than the team, that’s the only thing I can say.

Earlier projections and a banner, in protest of Leeds owner Massimo Cellino, at Elland Road

Earlier projections and a banner, in protest of Leeds owner Massimo Cellino, at Elland Road

“For the moment I have to say I took this club after 12 years of problems and I tried to fix everything...but you cannot repair something that has been decaying also during 12 years, that has been a little bit damaged.

“You cannot fix the work in one year after 12 years of second division, third division and the chronic problems Leeds United had in the past. I want to avoid the same mistakes as the people there was before me at the club.”

Cellino insists he is the right man to take Leeds forward and made a plea for patience.

Speaking about his future and whether he would be stepping down at Elland Road, he said: “I don’t know, I should ask my chairman if he wants to sack me.

“Maybe, unfortunately the supporters have the right to complain...I have to accept everything, I have to respect everything but it’s not so easy just to walk away when you are doing something you think is the right thing for this club and I’m going to show that. But the fans, they have to wait.”

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