Leeds United president Massimo Cellino has assured the club’s fans that he will not leave.
The Italian entrepreneur has been disqualified by the Football League and has been asked to resign from his position at the Championship outfit.
However, during a passionate appearance on Sky Sports News earlier this evening, Cellino insisted that he is not going to walk away.
“If I have to buy a ticket to watch a game, I will do it, but I am not going to run away,” Cellino told Sky Sports News, as quoted by Football Italia.
“The fans deserve something nice. They are very clever because they trust me; they see some hope in me. I don’t want to disappoint them.
“I will do everything that I can by the law to protect this club – I promise. I feel stronger today because I got my partners and they will give more money to run the club.
“All I can tell you is that we will not walk away, we are keeping the club, stronger than before. We will fight everything by law, respecting the rules.
“I am going to respect the rules, someone else is not doing that and you’ll find out sooner or later.”
Cellino seems intent of fighting and proving his ‘innocence’, but as of now, once again Leeds are thrown into turmoil.
Since taking over Leeds back in April, the Italian has invested money in the former Premier League outfit, and has said on more than one occasion that he intends to take them back to the English top flight.
Even during his appearance on Sky Sports News, Cellino appeared very passionate about Leeds and the club's fans.
It will be interesting to see how things pan out over the next few months.