Report: Cagliari owner considering buying Leeds share

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Angry at the way his club are performing, Cagliari owner Massimo Cellino is reportedly pondering buying a share in Leeds United.

Cagliari owner Massimo Cellino was livid after watching his side lose 1-0 to Atalanta yesterday and it has been suggested that he could turn his attentions to Leeds United.

Italian entrepreneur Cellino took over his hometown club Cagliari from the Orru brothers in 1992 and has worked hard to modernise the club.

These days, Cellino lives in Miami but he still attends games and makes his voice heard when things don't go according to plan.

The fiery businessman is known for sacking coaches quickly and has axed 36 in around 20 years at Cagliari.

It has been a fairly disappointing season for the Sardinians, who are in danger of being dragged into a relegation dogfight.

A 1-0 loss to Atalanta, who joined them on 21 points, left Cellino fuming and there are reports that he may be looking for a new challenge.

L'Unione Sarda claims that Cellino is looking into the possibility of buying into Leeds United whose owning consortium are ready to sell 75 percent of the club.

Bahrain-based investment firm Gulf Finance House has agreed a partial stake sale to British investors and Cellino could also buy in.

Cellino attempted to buy West Ham in 2010 but was beaten to it by David Sullivan and David Gold

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