Sky Sports pundit blasts Andrea Radrizzani after Leeds United outburst, 'breakdown in relationships' mooted
We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United …
Andrea Radrizzani’s social media outburst towards Leeds United CEO Angus Kinnear is an “indication of the type of person” he is, while Kinnear has run the club “perfectly”, according to Paul Robinson.
The Whites’ former chairman took aim at Kinnear’s comments on the Square Ball Podcast (7 September) regarding Leeds contracts, stating on his now-deleted X account, as quoted by LeedsLive (9 September): “[Kinnear] should have taken good responsibility of the contracts with exit clause which I have never read as for many others contracts and company. That’s why management is paid for!”
With Radrizzani now out of the club after the San Francisco 49er’s takeover during the summer, many questioned his position to air his grievances in such a manner.
Robinson was steadfast in his criticism of Radrizzani, suggesting it’s “disappointing” to see the social media comments and defending Kinnear who has been “an outstanding asset” to Leeds United.
Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “It’s disappointing that Radrizzani feels the need to air that type of thoughts and feelings on social media. I don’t buy into that.
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“I think there were flaws with the football club and the way that he ran the football club and I don’t think that you can aim shots like that.
“Kinnear, I think he’s been an outstanding asset to the football club, the business side of things has been absolutely run perfectly in recent times. I think you look at Radrizzani, you look at the people around him, you look at Victor Orta for example.
“When Kinnear was telling Radrizzani one thing, maybe Orta was in the other ear telling him something else and he may listen to the wrong person too often, which cost him a lot of money and transfer fees and players that didn’t succeed.
“When you leave something, it’s very easy to decry other people’s work when you’ve left and you’ve gone and you’ve moved on to other things.
“If Kinnear had more of an input in the daily running of the football club, certain things may not have happened.
“There’s always going to be a breakdown in relationships when somebody leaves the football club, I just find it very disappointing that in this day and age, somebody like that feels the need to do the laundry on social media when it’s such a high power position at the football club.
“From a fan perspective, we have a very clear indication of the type of person that you’re dealing with. I think Angus is very cool, calm, and calculated and will say all in a statement, he won’t reply on Twitter.”
In other Leeds United news, loanee Rasmus Kristensen has found himself in a messy situation, with his new boss Jose Mourinho stepping in.