‘Leeds United are crying out for stability’, ex-goalkeeper Paul Robinson tells talkSPORT

first_imgFormer Leeds United and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has told talkSPORT the club are ‘crying out for stability’ after appointing their sixth permanent manager in 18 months.Uwe Rosler was axed from the helm on Monday morning after overseeing just two wins in 12 games as head coach, with ex-Rotherham boss Steve Evans drafted in as his replacement the same day.United owner Massimo Cellino explained the reasons why he sacked his fifth manager in his short reign in charge of the club, saying he ‘wanted heavy rock football, but got country music’.And a rollercoaster start to the week continued for Leeds, with the Football League later suspending the Italian businessman for second time, having failed its Owners’ and Directors’ test over a tax conviction in his native country.It remains unclear who Evans will answer to as he begins his rolling contract as Leeds’ new boss, and Elland Road academy graduated Robinson feels for the fans amid the controversy.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the glovesman said: “The club has been crying out for stability.“It’s not fair on the fans. It’s not a one-off, this has been going on for a number of years now and Leeds are becoming a laughing stock to be honest.”Cellino has been branded ‘the manager-eater’ after his antics at Leeds and Italian side Cagliari, and while ex-Tottenham and Blackburn shot-stopper Robinson condemns the chairman’s ‘hire-and-fire’ tendencies, he admits the chief deserves praise for injecting millions into the club.He continued: “On one hand you’ve got to give Cellino credit, he’s put millions of pounds into the football club, if his money wasn’t there, who knows where Leeds would be.“And on the other hand, you’ve got to question he runs the club. But it is his club, he does what he wants to do and he’s proven that in the past. He’s going to hire and fire and he’s going to make decisions, and he’ll live and die by it.“The problem is at the top, and I’m not sure what the answer is, but Leeds United fans don’t deserve to be put through this.”Evans’ appointment was met with mixed reaction from Leeds fans, but Robinson insists, for the good of the club, they must get behind their new boss from the off.He added: “The way things have been handled, with the previous manager fired and Evans taking training the same  morning… there are question marks over whether he’s the right man for the job, but they’ve got to get behind him now“They need a man manager, someone who can get the best out of the players, so why not give him a chance?”last_img read more

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