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Cellino's meeting with BMD?

Post by CardiffWhite » Fri May 02, 2014 7:22 pm

I thought they were meant to meet sometime between the Birmingham and Derby games? From what I've heard they haven't met. If this is the case, I'm not too impressed if Cellino is going back on things? Sounds like bad communication or just plain disrespect. Regardless of BMD's performance, he should be treated with some courtesy and respect as should any employee of the club. Can anyone throw any light on this?

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Re: Cellino's meeting with BMD?

Post by Drs.Dad » Fri May 02, 2014 8:31 pm

CardiffWhite wrote:I thought they were meant to meet sometime between the Birmingham and Derby games? From what I've heard they haven't met. If this is the case, I'm not too impressed if Cellino is going back on things? Sounds like bad communication or just plain disrespect. Regardless of BMD's performance, he should be treated with some courtesy and respect as should any employee of the club. Can anyone throw any light on this?

It would seem to me that Cellino could be about to cut McDermott loose, but didn't want to disturb things prior to the last game of the season. If he had met Egg this week, I would think he would have found it extremely hard to hide his feelings, he seems the type who wears his heart on his sleeve. Just my view of the situation.
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Re: Cellino's meeting with BMD?

Post by Twiggster » Fri May 02, 2014 8:51 pm

Saw on Twitter they will be meeting next week, to discuss players.....no mention of Egg's situation tho.

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Post by Crude » Fri May 02, 2014 11:28 pm

Maybe a bigger name came up to Cellino's attention and put off meeting with BMD?
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Re: Cellino's meeting with BMD?

Post by Twiggster » Sat May 03, 2014 2:32 am

Crude wrote:Maybe a bigger name came up to Cellino's attention and put off meeting with BMD?
Nah - Max has spent his time in Leeds recently, jamming with the Pigeon Detectives - who are live at the end of season LUFC Bash, after the game tomorrow and expect Massimo to rock out with them 8-) .
Better than bates' drunken singing in a previous years end of season party :tup:

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Re: Cellino's meeting with BMD?

Post by LEEDSirish » Sat May 03, 2014 9:39 pm

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has revealed he will sit down for talks with manager Brian McDermott before deciding on whether he is the right man to take the club forward next season.

During Cellino's attempt to purchase Leeds in January, McDermott was informed through a solicitor acting on behalf of the Italian's company Eleonora Sport that he had been sacked as the club's manager.

The 52-year-old was reinstated the next day after it emerged the takeover from Dubai-based investment group GFH Capital had not been completed.

Eleonora eventually completed their takeover from financially-stricken GFH last month and while McDermott has stayed in charge of the club, his future remains uncertain.

"I must be 100% confident in my coach at the start of the season," Cellino told BBC Radio Leeds. "I must have a coach that is very good on the field and helps me manage by choosing players.

"I must be 100% confident in my coach at the start of the season."
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"I am looking for that and then when the season starts, I must be sure - if it's McDermott or anyone else - that we must not be insecure. We must be sure about what we are looking for.

"We have to let things cool down. Maybe in a week or 10 days' time both of us will be ready to talk about the future.

"We are engaged in another two years of contract and that is also very important for us because we cannot waste money changing (managers). If we have to face that we have to be sure.

"Me and Brian have to sort it out very fairly and in a sporting way."

Cellino revealed he sympathised with the situation McDermott found himself in at Leeds when financial problems started taking hold of the club.

"I think when Brian came here he thought he was coming to a club that could buy a lot of players and he found something different," he said.

"They (the previous owners) were expecting miracles from him, expecting him to be some kind of magician and bring the club into the Premier League straightaway.

"I don't think he got a company/club with enough experience to support him not just with money but with experience so he became a very lonely manager.

"He wasn't ready to manage the club. He was maybe a good coach but did not have enough managerial experience to manage a confusing situation like the one he found at Leeds.

"So I cannot blame him. Maybe he was the right manager at the wrong moment at the wrong club."

Cellino has already brought in former Sheffield Wednesday striker Benito Carbone to assist with redeveloping the club's academy but the 57-year-old insists Carbone is not a potential contender for McDermott's job.

"I brought Benito Carbone here because his dream is to manage in England because he played here in England and he loves English football," he said.

"He knows about soccer but he is not a manager for me that is ready to manage a club in the Championship. He's still too close to a soccer player to be a coach. He's not ready yet."

Cellino added that Leeds must implement a number of changes if they are to eventually return to the Premier League.


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"Our overheads are still a little bit too high for a Championship club," he said. "Some of them are more like Champions League than Championship.

"We have to spend our resources on buying good young players with talent and keep the wages down."

He added: "The biggest problem we have is that we do not have enough humility to approach a Championship season.

"We need humility - humility from the coach, humility from the chairman and humility from the fans.

"Why have we not been back to the Premier League in the last 10 years? Because we are spoiled."

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Post by Twiggster » Sat May 03, 2014 9:48 pm

LEEDSirish wrote:Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has revealed he will sit down for talks with manager Brian McDermott before deciding on whether he is the right man to take the club forward next season.

During Cellino's attempt to purchase Leeds in January, McDermott was informed through a solicitor acting on behalf of the Italian's company Eleonora Sport that he had been sacked as the club's manager.

The 52-year-old was reinstated the next day after it emerged the takeover from Dubai-based investment group GFH Capital had not been completed.

Eleonora eventually completed their takeover from financially-stricken GFH last month and while McDermott has stayed in charge of the club, his future remains uncertain.

"I must be 100% confident in my coach at the start of the season," Cellino told BBC Radio Leeds. "I must have a coach that is very good on the field and helps me manage by choosing players.

"I must be 100% confident in my coach at the start of the season."
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"I am looking for that and then when the season starts, I must be sure - if it's McDermott or anyone else - that we must not be insecure. We must be sure about what we are looking for.

"We have to let things cool down. Maybe in a week or 10 days' time both of us will be ready to talk about the future.

"We are engaged in another two years of contract and that is also very important for us because we cannot waste money changing (managers). If we have to face that we have to be sure.

"Me and Brian have to sort it out very fairly and in a sporting way."

Cellino revealed he sympathised with the situation McDermott found himself in at Leeds when financial problems started taking hold of the club.

"I think when Brian came here he thought he was coming to a club that could buy a lot of players and he found something different," he said.

"They (the previous owners) were expecting miracles from him, expecting him to be some kind of magician and bring the club into the Premier League straightaway.

"I don't think he got a company/club with enough experience to support him not just with money but with experience so he became a very lonely manager.

"He wasn't ready to manage the club. He was maybe a good coach but did not have enough managerial experience to manage a confusing situation like the one he found at Leeds.

"So I cannot blame him. Maybe he was the right manager at the wrong moment at the wrong club."

Cellino has already brought in former Sheffield Wednesday striker Benito Carbone to assist with redeveloping the club's academy but the 57-year-old insists Carbone is not a potential contender for McDermott's job.

"I brought Benito Carbone here because his dream is to manage in England because he played here in England and he loves English football," he said.

"He knows about soccer but he is not a manager for me that is ready to manage a club in the Championship. He's still too close to a soccer player to be a coach. He's not ready yet."

Cellino added that Leeds must implement a number of changes if they are to eventually return to the Premier League.


Rollercoaster season for Leeds
"Our overheads are still a little bit too high for a Championship club," he said. "Some of them are more like Champions League than Championship.

"We have to spend our resources on buying good young players with talent and keep the wages down."

He added: "The biggest problem we have is that we do not have enough humility to approach a Championship season.

"We need humility - humility from the coach, humility from the chairman and humility from the fans.

"Why have we not been back to the Premier League in the last 10 years? Because we are spoiled."
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Re: Cellino's meeting with BMD?

Post by joelufc20 » Sat May 03, 2014 10:18 pm

Popeys interview
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Re: Cellino's meeting with BMD?

Post by Twiggster » Sat May 03, 2014 11:01 pm

joelufc20 wrote:Popeys interview
Nope - I heard the interview and Cellino hasn't said a lot of stuff posted by Leeds Irish above. :duno:

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Re: Cellino's meeting with BMD?

Post by faaip » Sun May 04, 2014 12:36 pm

CardiffWhite wrote:I thought they were meant to meet sometime between the Birmingham and Derby games? From what I've heard they haven't met. If this is the case, I'm not too impressed if Cellino is going back on things? Sounds like bad communication or just plain disrespect. Regardless of BMD's performance, he should be treated with some courtesy and respect as should any employee of the club. Can anyone throw any light on this?

maybe they shared a phone call and re-arranged the meeting?
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Post by Twiggster » Wed May 14, 2014 6:18 pm

Apparently, Cellino has written to McD asking why he is on holiday, when we need to assess the players....in his absence, Carbone and Redders are discussing the "retained players" list :shock:
Wonder if this constitutes breach of contract and an easy way to sack McD, without compo? :duno:

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Post by becchio bear » Wed May 14, 2014 6:30 pm

Cellino was on Calendar this evening, he didn't seem too pleased at Brian's absence!! Said he was impressed with Smith's improvement and that Murphy would be a good player if played in the "right" position!! :bear:

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Post by 1964white » Wed May 14, 2014 6:35 pm

becchio bear wrote:Cellino was on Calendar this evening, he didn't seem too pleased at Brian's absence!! Said he was impressed with Smith's improvement and that Murphy would be a good player if played in the "right" position!! :bear:
Now how many times did this little ol' man moan about McDermott playing players out of position this season ?

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Post by Martyn » Wed May 14, 2014 6:41 pm

1964white wrote:
Now how many times did this little ol' man moan about McDermott playing players out of position this season ?
Endlessly.
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Post by theleedsmango » Wed May 14, 2014 6:47 pm

Cellino needs to sort his own stance out. If he wants to be the guy who calls the team s**t, does drunken interviews and appeals to the fans at every whim; that's fine. But he's becoming more hypocritical by the day. I'm pretty sure most managers and players are due a bit of a holiday at the end of the season. I'm also sure Brian says he has had no contact with Cellino in the past two weeks that would make Brian think he needs to cancel plans. I am also fairly sure that Cellino has his own vision for who to retain and release... after all he says, in the same interview, that he will be the one making decisions.

GFH talked a good talk, but couldn't deliver. I'm fairly certain Cellino's talks are going to be sporadic, mixed and inconsistent...and his results will reflect so.
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Post by 1964white » Wed May 14, 2014 7:00 pm

Guildford White wrote:
Endlessly.
Two pops in five minutes Martyn :lol:

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Re: Cellino's meeting with BMD?

Post by ldsutd » Wed May 14, 2014 7:31 pm

looks like IF Brian Mc is still here next season he will only be the hostess on the plane because Cellino wants to be the pilot incharge of the plane. lol

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Post by Twiggster » Wed May 14, 2014 7:34 pm

Review and interview with Cellino fron Calendar - HERE

BB is right - he does NOT sound too pleased....

Edit: Full interview HERE

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Re: Cellino's meeting with BMD?

Post by eastyorkshirewhite » Wed May 14, 2014 9:45 pm

We look like we could be in for a rough ride with Cellino thinks may not be as good as we thought they maybe,

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