Video: Massimo Cellino cooking pasta for the Leeds United squad

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Eccentric Leeds United owner prepared a meal for his squad ahead of their midweek win.

A video of Massimo Cellino cooking pasta for his Leeds United squad has been released on YouTube.

The Italian became club chef for the night on Tuesday, helping to prepare pasta for the club's pre-match meal.

It went down a treat, with Leeds going on to record their first win in eight games, beating Bournemouth 1-0.

Cellino was still reeling from losing his Football League appeal against his ownership ban 24 hours earlier, and is under direction to resign from the Leeds board.

Yet he seemed far from downbeat ahead of the game, in a good mood as he helped lift the atmosphere ahead of the Elland Road clash.

Cellino is a superstitious character, who believes the number 17 is unlucky and refuses to assign a squad number accordingly.

So it would be no surprise if he renews his duties as chef for future home games, believing it could help bring his team luck.

After all, he may have more time on his hands for the upcoming months...

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