Paul Robinson on the effect Massimo Cellino's ban will have on Leeds United

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The Whites owner has been disqualified by the Football League.

Former Leeds United goalkeeper Paul Robinson has suggested that Massimo Cellino’s ban from the Football League will have little impact on how the club is run.

The Football League released a statement yesterday confirming that the Whites owner’s conviction in an Italian court for the non-payment of VAT on an imported Land Rover vehicle gave them sufficient grounds to disqualify him under the Owners’ and Directors’ test.

The Italian has until October 28th to appeal the decision but ex-England international Robinson – who appeared 119 times for Leeds between 1998 and 2004 – doesn’t think the ban will have a major impact.

“I’m not sure what effect it’s having to be honest,” he said on the ‘Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast’ show on talkSPORT this morning (aired at 07:35).

“He’s still effectively running the club, whether he’s the figurehead, whether his son is there on a day-to-day basis or whether it’s someone he’s employing.

“The money might not be coming directly from his bank account but it’s his money that’s running the club. So whether he’s banned from the ground or not, I’m not sure that’s Leeds’ big problem.”

Cellino’s sacking of Uwe Rosler and his subsequent hiring of Steve Evans took the number of managers under his reign to six, since his arrival in June last year, and is a clear indication of the tumultuous environment at Elland Road.

The uncertainty looks set to continue with the news that Evans has been offered a rolling contract until June 2016 and Robinson claimed the fans have grown tired of the way the club is run.

“The fans, more than anything, just want stability because it’s not fair on them,” he added.

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