TAKEOVER FALLS DOWN
The proposed takeover of Leeds United by Italian businessman Massimo Cellino has been put on hold after the Italian has been charged with tax evasion. This would mean that he may not takeover Leeds United in the near future. Brian McDermott was on the verge of being successful manager, but since the new takeover has not gone through, he will retain his place on the bench. Ahead of this weekend’s matches, McDermott has stated that the club needs some stability in order to achieve the dream of getting back to the Premier league.
Leeds have been trying to get back into the Premier league for several years now, but they have been unable to do so even after the arrival of McDermott. The former Reading manager knows all about getting a club from the championship to the Premier league. Yet, inconsistency has been the main theme since his arrival by year ago. McDermott says that the instability on various aspects is the main reasons for the players being unable to find consistency in their play.
Leeds have slipped the below the top 10 in the table after a run of five matches without a victory. They are 15th in the table with 44 points and are unlikely to make it into the play-offs if results do not improve almost immediately.
“We would love to get some stability at the club so we can move forward. Uncertainty over the future ownership has been dragging on for such a long time that there is apprehension around the place and the main conversation is about the ownership. I know it is a results business but we have had no stability here for a long time. Obviously it would help if the manager knew who the owner was going to be,” said the Leeds United manager.