Massimo Cellino describes his emotions as Leeds United departure draws ever closer

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Massimo Cellino says he is 'sad and embarrassed' about his time at Leeds.

As quoted by The Sun, Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has admitted he is 'sad and embarrassed' as he prepares to leave the club.

The Italian's 18 month spell as Leeds chief is coming to an end, after Sky Sports reported that Cellino has agreed a deal in principle to sell his majority stake in the club to Leeds Fans United supporters group.

Cellino's time at Elland Road has been plagued by off-field controversies and a host of different managers arriving at the club, with Brian McDermott, David Hockaday, Darko Milanic, Neil Redfearn, Uwe Rosler and now Steve Evans all taking charge of the club since Cellino's arrival.

Leeds lost 2-0 at home to Blackburn Rovers on Thursday as their struggles this season continue, and fans audibly turned against Cellino during the game, chanting that it was time for the former Cagliari owner to leave Elland Road and hand the club over.

Now, with Cellino seemingly set to leave Elland Road, the Italian has spoken about his time with the club - and as quoted by The Sun, Cellino has admitted that he is 'sad and embarrassed' to have achieved nothing during his time with Leeds, citing that the whole thing has been a nightmare.

"My time with Leeds has been a nightmare," said Cellino. "I am sad and embarrassed. My dream was to do my best but I have achieved nothing," he added.

It's clear that Cellino did have the best interests of the club at heart, but he simply couldn't make the club a success in the Championship - and if he does believe that he is no longer the best man to take the club forward, it's best for him to leave now as Leeds' struggles continue.

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