Top Premier League boss expected big things from Leeds United

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri told the Italian media two years ago he expected big things when Massimo Cellino bought Leeds United in 2014. Cellino came in with the objective to get the club back into the Premier League, but has so far failed to do so.

Speaking to La Nuova Sardegna in 2014, Ranieri was asked whether Cellino would be able to succeed in England as he had done at Cagliari. The Leicester City boss had a spell with the Sardinian club just before Cellino bought it in the 1990s, and he believed the Leeds United chief would be good for the club. Ranieri said he expected Cellino to bring flair to Leeds United, and would be able to adapt to English football straight away.

"He will be good, he has flair and he learns quickly," said the Ranieri on his compatriot.

Cellino reign has been a controversial one, which has led to Leeds United fans calling him for him to step down. The former Cagliari president has employed a host of managers in his two years in England, and has been hit with bans from the FA.

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