Appeal won: Cellino takes charge of Leeds United after all


The process of approving Italian businessman Massimo Cellino as majority owner at Elland Road has been anything but routine, and it took another turn on Tuesday.

The BBC is reporting that Cellino’s takeover of Leeds United is complete, just two weeks after the Football League voted down his bid to run the club.

But Cellino has won his appeal against the Football League vote, and is claiming control of the Whites. His lawyer Tweeted:

The club is in massive debt, but that is not stopping Cellino from taking immediate action in putting himself in good graces with his new charges.

From the Daily Mail:

But after buying his stake, Cellino pledged to settle those bills before leading the club to the Premier League.

He said: ‘The deal is completed. I will go to the game against Watford tonight, then I will go to Leeds and from tomorrow start sorting things out. There is no point waiting to pay people. I will start tomorrow.’

Cellino has a colorful history, and fired his 36th manager in 22 years as a Serie A owner this weekend. We could be in a for a wild time based out of West Yorkshire.