Darko Milanic does a bit of shouting (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)
Now it looks like perennial caretaker Neil “Redders” Redfearn will be given one of English football’s most poisoned chalices on a permanent basis, but should he necessarily be contemplating spending Christmas as manager of his boyhood club?
Here are five things at Elland Road that could have a longer shelf life. Massimo Cellino surreptitiously plans his next sacking (Clive Gee/EMPICS Sport)
1. Darko Milanic’s film career
When the Slovenian coach was first rumoured to be in the running to replace the hapless David Hockaday, intrepid local radio reporter Adam Pope asked Cellino about the link. His answer: “Who is he? He has a movie star name.”
#lufc Cellino when asked about Darko Milanic link :"Who is he? He has a Movie Star name!"— Adam Pope (@apopey) September 16, 2014
2. Mirco Antenucci’s beard
Antenucci's beard - like Samson's hair - gives him his power. Keep him away from all male grooming devices. #LUFC— The Square Ball (@TheSquareBall) October 25, 2014
3. Graham Bean’s temper…
Former Football Association compliance officer Graham Bean was serving as an advisor to Cellino until his boss found out he had authorised the changing of a date for a game against Reading – a move the Football League were set to enforce anyway.
4. And Johnny Giles temper…
5. Local watermelon supplies
Note to self: never send Massimo Cellino watermelon shopping— Amitai Winehouse (@awinehouse1) October 25, 2014