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David Haigh open to Leeds United return

Former Leeds director speaks out.

Former Leeds United director David Haigh has told The BBC he is open to returning to the club if the circumstances are right.

Haigh has returned to the UK after a nightmare spell in a Dubai jail, despite not being convicted of any criminal offence.

Hinting that the situation at Leeds is not conducive to his return at present, he suggested he would dearly love to have a role at the club in the future.

He said: "Would I like to be involved with Leeds at some point in the future - with the right owner who has got the money and the passion to back that club and get it to where it belongs - of course I would."

"It's a dream job. It's an amazing place."

For these circumstances to be right, it would need his former employers GFH to sell their stake in the club.

He added: "GFH need to leave. They are hampering the advancement of the club." 

Haigh was the former managing director of Leeds, and fronted GFH's takeover in 2012 from former owner Ken Bates.

Expected investment in players never arrived, and results on the pitch stagnated. Current owner Massimo Cellino bought a majority stake in the club in 2014, with GFH minority shareholders, and their intentions unclear.

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