Massimo Cellino says that he is ready to sell Leeds United.
Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino has told The Times that he is ready to sell the club.
Cellino officially took over Leeds in April 2014, as reported by The Guardian, but the Italian entrepreneur is not very popular among the club’s fans.
The former Cagliari owner has revealed that he is ready to sell the West Yorkshire outfit. The Italian has also disclosed that a lot of people have called him to buy Leeds, but it seems that they are not genuinely interested.
“I’ll tell you the truth - I’ve never been so confused,” Cellino told The Times. “I’m nearly 60 and would never have expected that from Leeds.
“I’m ashamed to say it. If someone wants to buy the club I will sell it. If somebody doesn’t come in I have no choice but to run it.”
“A lot of people have called me to buy the club but they are just fishing and trying to take advantage of my situation,” added Cellino. “I don’t see the money.”
Leeds are one of the biggest clubs of England, but they have become also-rans in the Championship.
Cellino is quite passionate about the Whites, but some of his decisions have not been great, especially those regarding the appointment of managers.
The West Yorkshire outfit finished outside the top 10 of the Championship yet again this season, but hope springs eternal.
Perhaps next season things will be different and Leeds will be able to compete for a top-six finish in the Championship.