Cellino on why Leeds have more potential than Cagliari

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Massimo Cellino is set to sell Serie A side Cagliari to focus on Leeds United and has explained the reason for his decision.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is on the brink of selling Cagliari to former Inter Milan director Tommaso Giulini and has stressed that Leeds have far greater potential.

Cellino has been in charge of hometown club Cagliari since 1992 and has rarely been far from controversy.

A fiery outspoken figure with a penchant for sacking coaches, Cellino has frequently fallen out with the Italian authorities inside and outside of football and also some of the Cagliari fans.

Having completed his purchase of Leeds United last month after winning an appeal against the Football League's decision to block the move, Cellino is ready to focus on Elland Road and sever ties with Sardinia.

"I came here with a big dream to see if I can lead a club like this," Cellino said on Sky Sports.

"I was in charge of Cagliari for 23 years but they are a small club and they haven't grown as I would have liked.

"All these years I have bought very good players and seen them grown and then leave. Each time I had to start from scratch because the club couldn't grow with the players.

"Here, however, I will have the opportunity to keep our best players."

Leeds are reportedly losing £1m per month and Cellino's first objective is to steady the ship, which could mean cutting personnel costs.

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