Quick links

Leeds United fans react on Twitter to news of Massimo Cellino's intention to sell stake

Elland Road

The divisive Italian looks set to hand over the reins at Ellan Road.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has revealed he agreed a deal in principle to sell his majority stake in the club to fan group Leeds Fans Utd - as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Opposition to the Italian’s control over the club has been clear for several months and some fans made their feelings known with vocal protests during the Whites defeat to Blackburn Rovers yesterday.

Leeds Fan Utd is, unsurprisingly, funded by Leeds United supporters and shares were available for purchase this summer for as little as £100.

Questions have been raised as to the financial clout the group will be able to provide compared to the deep pockets of Cellino, but an end to the instability that his plagued his reign will be welcome nonetheless.

The Italian purchased a majority share of the club early last year and has since overseen the comings and goings of six managers - as well as plenty of legal trouble - with little in the way of success on the pitch.

Twitter was predictably awash with reaction to the news and we’ve provided a selection below:

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch