Leeds United fans ‘knew all about Cellino’s phobias’, point out Gazzetta dello Sport in their Tuesday edition, but even they were left ‘stunned’ by the Italian’s approach to managers.
Gazzetta believe that the decision which rocked the Elland Road support most during Massimo Cellino’s time as owner was the firing of Brian McDermott, even before the takeover had been finalised.
That set the madcap businessman up for what would be an eventual time in charge of Leeds United.
Now Cellino is continuing his ‘severed heads’ policy back in Italy. It’s an approach to hiring and firing managers which has seen him go through 31 between Cagliari, Leeds and Brescia.
Last week, Cellino appointed Eugenio Corini in place of David Suazo, who had only been appointed in June of this year.
The reason for Gazzetta’s interest today is that Cellino’s Brescia are set to face the Palermo of Maurizio Zamparini, a man who has gone through even more managers.
Between Venezia and Palmero, Zamparini has hired and fired a mind-blowing 50 managers.
Should Andrea Radrizzani decide to sell Leeds United in the future, and Zamparini make eyes towards the investment, it’s probably best to put all the shutters up and turn the lights off.