Peterborough chairman would like to be Leeds owner one day, discusses club's potential

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Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony admits he would like to own Leeds United.

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has admitted via his personal Twitter account that he would love to own Leeds United one day.

MacAnthony, 39, became Peterborough chairman back in 2006, and has guided the club through some of its best times, reaching the Championship under Darren Ferguson during MacAnthony's reign.

The Irishman has gained a reputation for being one of the Football League's best chairmen, always backing his managers with funds, identifying up-and-coming young talent from the lower leagues and interacting with fans on a regular basis via Twitter.

Today, MacAnthony ran a question and answer session to discuss matters with supporters - and was asked a particularly intriguing question about Leeds United.

One fan asked whether MacAnthony would be interested in owning the Whites if he wasn't involved with Peterborough - and he admitted he would, noting that the club have the potential to be one of the biggest teams in England.

What would MacAnthony be like as Leeds owner?

Leeds have been in chaos in recent years, particularly under Massimo Cellino - and Whites fans want stability, meaning any possibility of MacAnthony heading to Elland Road very, very unlikely at best.

MacAnthony has helped Peterborough unearth the likes of Ryan Bennett, Craig Mackail-Smith, Aaron McLean, George Boyd, Paul Coutts, Britt Assombalonag and Dwight Gayle, all of whom have earned the Posh a lot of money in recent years.

Leeds fans would surely prefer to see lower league talent unearthed at Elland Road rather than sign Serie B players arrive, as was the case last summer - but as noted earlier, MacAnthony is unlikely to be in a position to take the reins at Leeds for some time yet considering Cellino's position.

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