Cellino makes everyone in the room laugh when asked about Leeds plans

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The charismatic yet controversial Leeds owner was speaking after his side's 1-1 draw with Burnley.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has joked that his immediate plans for the club are to 'pay his debts,' according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Indeed, Cellino was present as Leeds earned an encouraging draw against Burnley in the Championship on Saturday afternoon. In truth, it should have been more, with United conceding a late equaliser.

But there were still plenty of positives after the game and Cellino said as much in his post-match interview. And he also showed his funny side.

When asked what his plans at Leeds are, the charismatic yet controversial Italian told BBC Radio Leeds: "To pay my debts!"

The room then reverberated with a multitude of laughter, before Cellino continued: "I just want to enjoy it. I went six months without seeing my team. I'm very happy. This is my team."

The 59-year-old has taken a back seat this summer and deserves credit for exactly that - even if it was his micromanagement that caused a number of problems at Elland Road last season.

Will Cellino continue with his calm and calculated approach or are we to witness a Leeds side dismantled from within when they are on a good run of form again?

For now, though, in the space of two weeks, the Whites have beaten Everton and drawn with Burnley. Room for improvement but a very good start indeed.

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