Reports in the Italian press suggest that if David Hockaday is dismissed from his post as Head Coach of Leeds United, Massimo Cellino, the president of the club, will turn to Rolando Maran, as reported by Giampaolo Gaias of Sardegna Sport.
— Giampaolo Gaias (@Giamplus) August 24, 2014
Maran has a relatively good record as a manager in the past, taking charge of Cittadella, Brescia, Bari, Triestina, Vicenza and Varese in Serie B.
He is most famed for his record breaking 2012/13 season in charge of Catania, when they managed 56 points from 38 Serie A matches, the most in the club’s history in the top flight. They also managed a record number of home wins in a single season and a record number of victories.
He was, however, dismissed in October 2013 after a 2-1 loss to Cellino’s former side, Cagliari, which left his team in the relegation zone.
Hockaday is under significant pressure after Leeds’s 4-1 defeat at Watford yesterday. The manner of the defeat led to Cellino suggesting that the English manager was to depart the club to sources close to him.