Posted: 10/28/2014


Perhaps you also get hit on line for 'Wine of the Month Club'. or 'Cheese of the Month Club', but Leeds United have Manager of the Month?...and the last one fired gets clubbed, as it were !!

Do you remember the book by David Peace and then the 2009 movie THE DAMNED UNITED, about the 44 reign of Brian Clough at Elland Road in 1974 after Don Revie had left to take the England job to replace Sir Alf Ramsey. Clough was replaced by Jimmy Armfield, who took them to The Parc des Princes in Paris where they lost 2-0 to Bayern Munich in The 1975 European Cup Final.

MASSIMO CELLINO is the latest joke owner of Leeds United and has gone through 4 coaches already this summer and autumn. He did own Cagliari Calcio in Italy. On 6th April 2014 he sacked manager Diego Lopez the 36th manager in his 22 year tenure with the club. IL-MANGIA ALLENATORI- The manager eater!!

He finally sold the club in Jun,e by which time he had bought a 75% majority stake in United in February. The Football League rejected his bid, saying that he had failed The Ownership Test, but he appealed the decision and an independent QC reversed the decision, despite criminal judgements in Italy. He fired Brian McDermott and brought in Dave Hockaday who lasted 70 days before being sacked. He promoted Academy Director Neil Redfern who did well in 6 matches but then brought in Slovenian DARKO MILANIC who was a success at Sturm Graz.

32 days later, after I watched Leeds take a 1-0 lead then shut up shop and lose 2-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon in front of 28,000 fans, Darko was fired ,a couple of hours after the final whistle. Now Neil Redfern is in charge again...BUT FOR HOW LONG ??