Leeds United: Whites confirm Cellino as chairman

Massimo Cellino.

Massimo Cellino.

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Leeds United have confirmed the reappointment of Massimo Cellino to the club’s board.

In a short statement, the club said Cellino had rejoined the board as chairman after completing his Football League ban and passing the governing body’s Owners and Directors Test.

United’s Italian owner replaces existing chairman Andrew Umbers who took up that position in Cellino’s absence. Umbers will continue to sit on the board.

Leeds’ statement read: “Leeds United can confirm that Massimo Cellino has been granted Football League permission to return to the club’s board.

“Mr Cellino will take up the role as Leeds United chairman with immediate effect after passing the League’s Owners and Directors Test.”

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