Report: Cellino could place son in charge of Leeds United

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Massimo Cellino has appealed his suspension by the Football League.

Massimo Cellino's reign in charge at Leeds United continues to be mired in controversy, with the owner recently appointing his sixth head coach since taking over in early 2014.

The Italian was earlier this month suspended by the Football League for a second time in relation to a tax avoidance charge in his homeland, which he always denied.

The Mail report this afternoon that Cellino has appealed his suspension, a punishment which would mean he would be permitted no day-to-day involvement with the running of the club.

Yet The Mail claim Cellino has another plan in case he loses the appeal - he is considering appointing his son Edoardo Cellino in his place.

Cellino junior has been part of the Leeds hierarchy before, described by SkySports in an interview last year as the club's vice-president.

He has also been seen at Elland Road in the past and was active on social media last year communicating with fans, before shutting down his Twitter account.

Massimo Cellino's suspension is currently scheduled to last until June, but if his son was placed in charge there would be doubts as to who is really running the club.

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