Leeds United: Fans have their say after club’s whirlwind 24 hours

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Leeds owner Massimo Cellino. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.
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THE past 24 hours have been a whirlwind for Whites fans after the club was rocked by a string of dramatic announcements.

Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino was hit with a second Football League ownership ban last night – just moments after confirming ex-Rotherham United manager Steve Evans as the club’s new head coach (more here).

Steve Evans.

Steve Evans.

Cellino’s future as majority shareholder at Elland Road was left in doubt again following the news of the latest disqualification, which was imposed on him as punishment for his conviction for tax evasion in Italy in June (read more here).

The 59-year-old was found guilty by a court in Cagliari of failing to pay 40,000 Euros owed in tax on a Range Rover he imported to Italy from the USA.


The news came after Cellino made the decision to sack former head coach Uwe Rosler after 12 games in charge.

Fans have flocked to the YEP website to have their say on the club’s latest announcements.

Chrisclee said: “Some people over-reacting.

“This ban will actually bring much needed stability as it did last time and you never know but this Evans bloke might be successful.

“His record isn’t bad although it is in the lower leagues.”

He added: “Evans is not my first choice but he’s here now so I am going to support him [...] we have survived before and we will do so again.”

*Scaramouche*said: “This season was supposed to be the one when, at long last, we got it all together.

“L.U. – the team everyone wants to play – for all the wrong reasons.”

Motd1964 said: “Any genuine buyers out there with big ambitions and can run a football club with out any controversy, this could be your chance.”

On Twitter, @KlemenPajek said: “What is going on? Oh well, still behind you @LUFC #MOT.”

@BeerJane58 added: “At least there’s never a dull moment @LUFC.”

@JustJ90 said: “Typical. Get a good manager in who has a few poor results and gets rid of them. Bring back the mighty Leeds!”