Dominic Matteo's warning to Leeds fans about Cellino sale claim

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The former Leeds defender has been discussing the Italian businessman.

Dominic Matteo has warned Leeds United fans that Massimo Cellino may not necessarily be serious when he claims he wants to sell the club, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

The Italian has told BBC Radio Leeds he will be willing to offload his share of the club to fans.

But former defender Matteo wants the dust to settle before his claims are taken at face value.

He told BBC Radio Leeds: "It’s early days. I think Massimo Cellino has a reputation about him. I wouldn’t guarantee that would be the case. Let the dust settle and go from there."

If Cellino is serious, of course, it simply sounds like a man bent on success and full of impatience.

Clearly, he wants to succeed at Leeds - and he has grown tired already of doing the opposite. It's the same with his managers, he wants them to do well but pulls the trigger just weeks after giving them the job.

If the Italian is serious, it will at least be for the best and a sign that he can accept the club will be better off in more stable hands.

But, as Matteo warns, this could just be another unfounded claim, while a sale may not work out anyway. In a few weeks, we *could* be hearing Cellino talk about watermelons again and how his desire to sell was simply him having an off day.

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