Leeds United Owner Massimo Cellino: Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti Didn’t Have B**** For Leeds Job
Daily Telegraph: Massimo Cellino talks about Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti.
Jose Mourinho, 53, who was sacked by Chelsea in December, is expected to take charge of the Red Devils at Old Trafford at the end of the season.
But, one of English football’s most controversial owners, has challenged the Portuguese to take charge of the Championship side Leeds United if he ‘has the balls’.
“I told him, ‘If you had the balls, you should come and manage Leeds. Bring Leeds into the Premier League and then the Champions League. That’s balls.’
“You want to play football – come with me to Leeds. Mourinho, like others, has to ask himself if he is still a coach. How do you find out? By going to Manchester United?
“Ancelotti called me. ‘Massimo, bring the club into the Premier League and I come to you because the only place I miss and want to go back to is England’. For me a good coach still has to show he’s a good coach. Come here and show me.”
Cellino, who took over Championship club Leeds in April 2014, has been through five managers and one caretaker.
Head coach Steve Evans is expected to depart, with Cellino set for showdown talks with the Scottish former footballer at the end of the season.
Reports that Fabio Cannavaro, is in line to replace Evans were dismissed by Cellino. “I’m 100 per cent not looking to appoint Cannavaro as manager,” he said. “There’s not one chance.”