Leeds owner Massimo Cellino is not happy with former striker Ross McCormack, who he says disrespected him
Forest Green chairman Dale Vince believes David Hockaday deserves his chance after being installed as the new head coach at Leeds.
Leeds United legend, England World Cup winner, former Sheffield Wednesday and Ireland manager has been speaking to Calendar exclusively
It is 101 days since controversial Italian Massimo Cellino took over at Leeds United - and it certainly hasn't been dull!
He has sacked manager Brian McDermott, appointed a little-known replacement, lost a star player and captain..and started raiding the Italian transfer market to build a new team; and he's promised to get rid of the club's Thorp Arch training base, and buy back Elland Road.
He has been talking about all that - and more - in an exclusive TV interview for Calendar.
John Shires reports.
Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino says he is impressed with the professionalism of the players at the club's pre-season tour of Italy.
He told ITV Calendar that he was particularly impressed with Noel Hunt and Steve Morison who hardly played last season:
Former Leeds United captain Ross McCormack had resolved to leave the club before the team left for a pre-season tour of Italy, according to Massimo Cellino.
The Italian reiterated that he was reluctant to sell the Scot, who was the Championship's top scorer last season.
He told ITV Calendar that the club did not need to sell and it hurt him to sell to a league rival, rather than a higher division club:
Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino says his transfer policy will ensure the clubs survival in the Premier League when they get promoted.
New manager Dave Hockaday has already signed several Italian players, goalkeeper Stuart Taylor but sold 29-goal captain Ross McCormack to Fulham for £10.75 million.
The former Cagliari owner says he wants to sign players who will grow with the club:
The owner of Leeds United, Massimo Cellino, has been spelling out his vision for the future of the club.
In the interview, which will feature in Calendar tonight, he told us how proud he is of the players and described the pressure he faces at Elland Road:
As the football fraternity prepares for the World Cup final on Sunday it is only fair that Yorkshire claims a hand in the success of the Argentinian manager.
The man who will lead the South Americans into their clash with Germany played nearly 100 games for Sheffield United and Leeds in the seventies and eighties.
Chris Dawkes reports:
Leeds United have completed the signing of Italian goalkeeper Marco Silvestri for an undisclosed fee from Chievo, subject to international clearance.
The 23-year-old arrives at Elland Road having signed a four year deal with the club.
Silvestri, who is a former Italy Under-20 and Under-21, started his career at Modena in Serie B and in 2010 he made the step-up to Serie A with Cheivo.
While at the Serie A side the goalkeeper had loan spells at Reggiana, Padova and most recently at Cagliari this past season.
United head coach David Hockaday said: “Everybody in Italy believes that Marco is destined for very big things.
"We are delighted to welcome him to Leeds. “He has been training with us for a week now and he has impressed everybody. Not only with his quality on the park but with his general manner off it as well. “So are we delighted to welcome a very good person and footballer to Leeds United.”
Leeds United have sold their captain, top scorer and talisman Ross McCormack to fellow Championship outfit Fulham for a reported £11 million.
It brings to an end a summer of speculation that the 27-year-old would be moving on to pastures new, and as Chris Dawkes reports it could be a deal that suits all parties.
The club can confirm that Ross McCormack has signed for Fulham for an undisclosed fee #lufc