Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn shrugs off Russell Crowe rumours

Neil Redfearn

The Hollywood actor has been linked with taking over the club.

Yesterday saw the quite incredible links between Hollywood actor Russell Crowe and Leeds United come to the fore, after he asked his followers on Twitter whether he should buy the club.

The self professed Leeds fan has been in England recently, watching his South Sydney Rabitohs side defeat St Helens to be crowned Rugby League club champions of the world.

So he has history regarding the ownership of a sports team, and the BBC even claimed that they understood he would be keen.

As far as Neil Redfearn is concerned though, it is not something he wants to, or his players to, concern themselves with.

In his press conference this afternoon, as quoted by The Yorkshire Post, he said of the Crowe ownership story:

"I don’t know anything about it if I’m honest.

“It’s the players that have performed like gladiators lately.

“We’ve got an owner [Massimo Cellino] and from the previous conversations I have had him before his suspension he is all for what we’re doing and he’s here for the long run.

“That’s as much as I know to be honest.

“I think the players are more interested in what they are doing week to week, game to game."

Current owner Cellino is suspended from Leeds United at the moment because of a tax case in his Italian homeland.

He also made it clear earlier in the week in a statement on the Leeds website that, for the smooth running of Leeds to continue, he would not be returning to Elland Road immediately after the suspension expires.

As far as Redfearn is concerned, however, the Crowe stories need to be put on the back-burner. Instead he will attempt to 'unleash hell' upon Watford on Saturday.

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