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Leeds Utd releases statement about Cellino's potential ban

Following speculation in the media, the Club felt it was important to clarify the position with regards to Massimo Cellino’s potential ban for allegedly breaching agency regulations in relation to the transfer of Ross McCormack from the Club to Fulham FC in July 2014.

As stated in his message to supporters following the initial decision, Mr Cellino has lodged an appeal to overturn the guilty verdict and any sanctions imposed upon Mr Cellino by the FA will be held/suspended until the appeal has been heard and a verdict has been found. We can also confirm that the Club has lodged an appeal in relation to the sanctions that were imposed directly on us. We are confident that the appeals will be successful.

Everybody at the Club is completely focused on supporting Garry Monk and his team for the rest of this season. The Club will make no further comment on Mr Cellino’s appeal until the process is complete.

– Leeds United statement


Cellino 'dismisses speculation he's to replace Evans'

Massimo Cellino has reportedly dismissed speculation he's to replace head coach Steve Evans in the wake of Saturday's 4-1 home defeat to local rivals Huddersfield Town.

Cellino told Sky Sports News, "I'm a sad man with the results, but sometimes I'm not happy with my wife and I don't divorce her so I'm not looking to replace Evans."

Evans became the sixth head coach to work under Massimo Cellino when he was appointed last October.

Leeds Utd fans stage protest against Massimo Cellino

Before yesterday's game against Bolton Wanderers a number of Leeds United fans staged a protest against the club's owner Massimo Cellino outside Elland Road stadium.

The "Time to go Massimo" group held a fake funeral procession with a number of fans carrying a coffin, which carried the Leeds United colours and an inscription "1919-2016". Leeds United were formed in 1919.

The group had also paid for a plane to fly over the stadium with the message "Time to go Massimo" attached.

Spokesperson for the "Time to go Massimo" group Tom Banks made a speech outside the ground.


Leeds Utd programme issue 16b for superstitious Cellino

Leeds United have revealed the matchday programme cover for this Saturday's game against Nottingham Forest.

The programme is labelled "Issue 16b" - Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is famously superstitious and believes the number 17 brings bad luck.

At the beginning of the season Cellino had the pitch blessed and the team went on to achieve a 1-0 win against Cardiff City.

He also famously hates the colour purple.

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