When Massimo Cellino first arrived at Leeds United, he came with a reputation of sacking his managers. He hasn't failed to live up to that reputation. In his time as Leeds owner, the Italian businessman has sacked six managers, with Garry Monk the latest man to try and please the owner.

Cellino - 43 managers in 24 years

Massimo Cellino has been involved in Football administration for 24 years and during that time, the Italian has overseen the hiring and firing of 43 managers.

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Before he arrived at Elland Road, Cellino was President of Italian side Cagliari for 22 years and it appears he has always had a short-term view when it comes to managers.The shortest stint of any his 43 appointments came at Leeds. This included Darko Milanic, who lasted just 32 days in the hot-seat despite signing a two-year deal.

Evans latest to go.

Steve Evans is the latest man to be given the elbow by Cellino.

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Evans was appointed as the latest Head Coach at Elland Road on 19 October 2015, on a rolling contract until the end of the 2015/16 season with the option to extend the contract for a further season. When Evans arrived at Elland Road, Leeds were 1 point above the relegation zone in the Championship but by the end of the season, Evans had guided them to a 13th place finish and they were closer to the play-offs than the relegation zone in terms of points.

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This though wasn't enough to convince the Leeds owner that Evans could be the man to have Leeds challenging for promotion to the Premier League in the 2016/17 season.

How long will Monk last?

Only days after the sacking of Evans, Garry Monk has been confirmed as the new manager of Leeds United on a one-year rolling contract. Monk has been out of work since being sacked by Premier League side Swansea in December following 18 months in the charge of the Welsh side.

Surely for Monk to stay in the job longer than any of the other previous incumbents under the ownership of Cellino he needs to have Leeds challenging for promotion from the first day of the Championship season.  

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