Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz dismisses links to Leeds United takeover

The Austrian drinks company have been linked with a move to takeover at Elland Road.

Last weekend The Mirror reported that Austrian drinks giants Red Bull were keen on making a bid for control of Leeds United.

The club's controversial current owner Massimo Cellino then went on to confirm the interest to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

However, within 24 hours, Red Bull seemingly denied an interest in a Leeds takeover.

ITV reported Oliver Mintzlaff, head of global football marketing for Red Bull, as saying:

"Another involvement in football is not planned."

Now that stance has been verified by Red Bull co-founder and billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz. The current owner of Red Bull Racing in Formula 1 was talking to Salzburger Nachrichten, mainly about F1 from a sporting perspective, but also responded to a question regarding interest in a Leeds United takeover.

He stated:

"This is not an issue for us."

Fairly blunt.

Three major football teams currently carry the Red Bull brand. Austria's Red Bull Salzburg, USA's New York Red Bulls and Germany's RasenBallsport Leipzig. There are also smaller brands in Brazil, Ghana and another in Austria.

However it would seem there are no plans to add Leeds United to that list at this present time.

Looks like they could be stuck with Cellino for a little while longer yet.

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