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Five key questions as Cellino resigns as Leeds president

Leeds United are temporarily no longer under the official control of Massimo Cellino.

The BBC confirmed the news earlier today that Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has given up control of the club until April 10.

Director Andrew Umbers has taken over as chairman and the Italian’s exit leaves a number of questions open for the club.

Here are five fans, players, officials and manager Neil Redfearn will be asking.

Will Cellino have a say from afar?

More than likely. The Daily Mail carried quotes from Cellino earlier this week, which suggested that he’d still be signing the important cheques related to matters at the club.

Will the club disrupted?

Hopefully Umbers and first team boss Neil Redfearn can settle things down. Fortunately for Leeds they don’t have a game this weekend, which means they can thrash out a policy with regards to various matters.

What does it mean for transfers?

Not a lot changes. The club is still under a transfer embargo and Redfearn’s hands are still tied, as he’s said via Sky Sports before; the club have a recruiter and he’s relying on him to find the side some loan players over the next couple of weeks.

What does it mean for Redfearn?

As reportedly erratic as Cellino was, he was one of Redfearn’s biggest backers and has stuck by the boss this season when he may have fired some other managers, whether Redfearn is given the boot for more poor results without Cellino officially at the club remains to be seen.

What happens on April 10?

The BBC claims that Cellino would have been deemed to have spent his conviction, which means he can return to the club to take the reigns back.

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