Former Leeds and Burnley striker on current events at Elland Road

first_imgFormer Leeds United striker Robbie Blake has described the West Yorkshire outfit as a ‘circus’, but a ‘fantastic club’ that needs stability.After Massimo Cellino’s U-turn to sell his majority stake to supporters’ group Leeds Fans United, the Italian still wants out after the Whites’ following turned against him.Supporter and local businessman Steve Parkin is one name believed to be close to a potential takeover of United and Blake hopes the new owner will finally bring stability to the club.“It has been a bit of a circus and one that shouldn’t really be happening,” Blake told Ian Danter on Extra Time.  “It’s not good for the stability of the football club.“It needs to be sorted out because they need the foundations to build again.“Why it’s going on…it’s really not good for the football club and the people suffering – they have been for a lot of years – are the supporters.“They are a fantastic football club with great supporters and hopefully – we’ve been saying this for a while – it can get sorted off the field because on the field, with the youth they have coming through the system at the moment, Leeds are in a good place.”Reports suggest that if Parkin does complete a deal for the club, his number one managerial target is David Moyes, who was sacked by Real Sociedad this week.That is despite only recently changing manager – their sixth in 18 months at Elland Road under Cellino – Steve Evans has won back-to-back games. He looks to be instilling confidence back into Leeds’s young players, such as Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt, who has scored twice from 25-yards in as many games.But Blake would not blame the new owner for bringing in a new boss.He said: “If you put that amount of money in, you will want a say in terms of the manager and whether Steve Parkin’s had a say on Evans getting the job, I very much doubt so.“If he’s going to spend a lot of money, I am pretty sure he will want to bring his own man in.“Leeds will attract the bigger names if they get a takeover done in the right manner, it’s such a huge club.“There’s so many big names out of a job that will want the opportunity to manage a great club.”After years of turmoil and uncertainty, the club’s fans – who are among the top five away supporters in the country according to talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham – continue to turn up in their numbers, home and away. Blake added: “They have been absolutely fantastic and been a credit to themselves.“They turn up in their thousands, despite everything that’s been going on, and it’s not something that’s happening once, it’s happening nearly every week.“The problems they’ve had to deal with, great credit to them because they keep coming back.” SEE HERE – Leeds make loan enquiry about out-of-favour Norwich striker Kyle Laffertylast_img

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