Leeds United: Massimo Cellino says he ‘will always be running this club’

Massimo Cellino.
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Massimo Cellino has come out fighting after his suspension by the Football League, claiming he has no intention of ceding control at Leeds United.

The Italian owner was banned by the governing body until June 2016.

This followed his conviction for tax evasion in Italy, relating to the non-payment of VAT when importing a Range Rover.

Cellino was fined £28,400 in June.

However, Cellino said there was little chance it would affect him or his actions at Elland Road.

He said: “I am running the club, and I will always be running this club.”

Cellino was reportedly informed of his impending suspension last week. Since then, he has put a cap on away tickets, restricting them to a maximum of 2,000 per away game.

He also sacked head coach Uwe Rosler, replacing him with Steve Evans on Monday.

Cellino previously told the YEP that he was intending to appeal his suspension to the Football League, having previously gone to the FA for arbitration in the summer.

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