Leeds boss Brian McDermott thinks his job might not be secure after Massimo Cellino's takeover coincided with an eighth loss in nine games
Massimo Cellino has formally appealed against Football League's decision to block him from buying a majority stake in Leeds.
The Football League has said it could take up to 10 more days to make a decision on the ownership of Leeds.
In Saturday's Yorkshire derby, there is more at stake than just bragging rights.
Following Tuesday night's win at Charlton the Tykes know a win could lift them out of the relegation zone. And in recent meetings between the two sides, Barnsley hold the upper hand - in fact Leeds have not won at Oakwell since 1997:
In the moment that made him a national figure, then Calendar presenter, Austin Mitchell, chairs an interview between Brian Clough and Don Revie in September 1974.
Clough, who had that day been sacked as Leeds United manager after a tempestuous 44 day reign, was faced by his predecessor Revie, while Austin Mitchell kept the peace
The interview has since gone down in Leeds United and footballing legend:
West Yorkshire Police says it is investigating allegations of theft at Leeds United. It is understood the allegations centre on the installation of surveillance equipment in the stadium's boardroom and toilets.
– Detective Superintendent Pat Twigg, West Yorkshire Police
We can confirm that police are investigating an allegation of theft relating to Leeds United Football Club following a report made by the club made on April 9. The investigation relates to an allegation of club funds being misappropriated for the purchase of technical equipment. Inquiries are at an early stage and we are not in a position to give any further information about the nature of the allegation."
David Haigh has resigned from his position as Leeds United's Managing Director.
The news comes just days after Massimo Cellino completed his takeover of the club.
In a statement he said he wished the very best for the club.
The Football League has officially cleared Massimo Cellino to become the new owner of Leeds United, after a meeting in London today.
– Football League
In making its original decision, the Board took the view that Mr Cellino's recent conviction in Sardinia was an act that 'would reasonably be considered to be dishonest' and that he was therefore subject to a disqualifying condition.
In the current absence of detailed reasons for the conviction from the Sardinian Court and having taken into account the principles of Italian law, an independent QC reached a different conclusion. On this basis, Massimo Cellino is cleared to be a director of Leeds United.
Massimo Cellino spoke to reporters outside Elland Road today as he arrived for his first day in charge of the Championship club.
He spoke about last night's performance at Watford, manager Brian McDermott and his plans to take the club forward.
Watch the full chat here:
Gianfranco Zola is not in line to replace Brian McDermott as Leeds manager should he lose his job, the former Chelsea player's agent claims.
McDermott's position at Elland Road has come under particular scrutiny this week since the takeover of the club by Massimo Cellino - the Italian who tried and failed to sack him on a crazy day back in January.
Cellino instructed McDermott via a third party that he had lost his job on January 31 as he prepared to exchange contracts for a 75% purchase with Leeds' now former owners Gulf Finance House Capital, only for McDermott to get his position back a day later when it emerged his sacking was not valid.
Fifty-seven-year-old Cellino has since been cleared to be Leeds' new owner after appealing the Football League's initial decision to turn him down after he was convicted of a tax offence. He awaits a final ratification from the League which he hopes will come on Thursday.
That has led to renewed speculation about McDermott's future, especially as Leeds have lost eight of their last nine matches.
There have been reports that Zola - who was convinced by Cellino to end his illustrious playing career with the agricultural entrepreneur's other club Cagliari - is in line to replace McDermott should he be removed either now or in the summer.
But his agent, Fulvio Marrucco, is adamant that Cellino will not be installing Zola, who resigned as Watford boss in December.
"The one thing I can tell you today is that Zola will not be Leeds' coach for next season."
Massimo Cellino says he believes the club can improve on this season's league performance under his ownership next year.
The Italian completed his takeover yesterday and said that the club has been unlucky to fall away from the play-off positions after a good start to the season.
He would not comment on manager Brian McDermott's future though, saying only that he was a "nice guy".
Massimo Cellino arrived at Elland Road today in his first full day as Leeds United owner.
Speaking outside the stadium the Italian said his first tasks were to pay players' wages, overdue from last month, and the club's tax: