Allan Clarke is positive about Leeds Fans United

Elland Road pitchside

Clarke has confirmed that Leeds Fans United will continue their interest in buying Leeds.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Allan Clarke has admitted that Leeds Fans United are continuing to hold an interest in purchasing Leeds United, despite their recent failure to strike a deal with Massimo Cellino.

Clarke said: “This group are not going to go away easily. We are going about it in the right and proper manner and hopefully, in the not too distant future, it will be put in the proper hands with the fans having a say. All I am interested in is the fans having some control in the club and if they can do that, I can die happy.”

Clarke, who both played and managed Leeds, was named ambassador of Leeds Fans United earlier this year.

Chief executive Dylan Thwaites wanted a former Leeds man involved with the group, as he searched for fan involvement at Elland Road and representation on the Leeds board.

Clarke agrees with this stance, and it appeared as if LFU were going some way to purchasing Leeds off Massimo Cellino earlier this month.

Talks were held between the Italian owner of the Whites and LFU concerning the purchase of his stake in the club, before Cellino pulled out.

There are now other buyers talking to Cellino about the purchase of various stake sizes in Leeds, but Clarke has admitted that LFU have not taken their rejection as a negative sign.

They are continuing to hold talks with Cellino, and there is no desire to now just disappear from view despite a deal collapsing with the Italian.

Clarke truly believes in what LFU are doing, and he has admitted that he will be happy when he finally sees some level of fan involvement and control at Elland Road.

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