5 things which will probably last longer than Neil Redfearn at Elland Road

Massimo Cellino does not hang around. The chain-smoking, aviator-wearing Italian sacked Darko Milanic on Saturday, just 32 days after making him his fourth Leeds manager in eight months.

5 things which will probably last longer than Neil Redfearn at Elland Road

Darko Milanic on the touchline at LeedsDarko 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. Leeds United owner Massimo CellinoMassimo 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.”

2. Mirco Antenucci’s beard

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

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