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Leeds Fans United chief executive has a message for Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe & Danielle Spencer Sept 14 2011

Should Russell Crowe buy a stake in Leeds United?

Leeds Fans United chief executive Dylan Thwaites has explained to The Sun how Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe can get involved in the takeover of Leeds United.

The New Zealand actor is a well-known Leeds fan, and Thwaites has urged him to own a stake in the West Yorkshire outfit.

The 49-year-old has explained how Crowe can help the supporters’ group in buying Leeds off current owner Massimo Cellino without the hassle of day-to-day running of the club.

“It’s a question of whether he would like to take a part and not have a role in the running of it,” Thwaites told The Sun.

“He’s been more than welcome. He would be great from a publicity point of view but frankly we view him as the same as other high net-worth Leeds fans.

“We see the structure being that the owners set the strategy but a management team does the implementation. We think it is a more normal and healthier way of running a big business.

“Then you don’t get that day-to-day interference. The club is run by fans who set the strategy and a management team implements that strategy.”

Leeds are struggling in the Championship at the moment, and there is a danger that they could get relegated to League One at the end of the season.

However, the win against Cardiff City at home on Tuesday evening has given the Whites some confidence.

Alex Mowatt’s stunning goal in the 63rd minute at Elland Road proved to be the difference between the two sides.

Leeds are now 17th in the Championship table with 16 points from 15 matches, six points above the relegation zone.

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