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Leeds United Supporters Trust react to Ben Mansford appointment

General view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds United

Leeds United Supporters Trust hope for more transparency.

General view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds UnitedGeneral view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds United

 

Leeds United announced earlier on Monday they have appointed a new chief executive.

The club's official website confirmed Ben Mansford is the new man at the helm, leaving fellow Championship side Barnsley, who were promoted from League One last month.

The Leeds United Supporters Trust reacted positively to the news, hoping it would be the start of increased transparency at the club, through open dialogue with fans.

 

Mansford's appointment allows club owner Massimo Cellino to take a backseat, which is generally seen as a positive.

Prospective new Leeds owner Massimo Cellino arrives at Vicarage Road before the gameLeeds owner Massimo Cellino 

The Whites are hoping to put together a promotion winning campaign this season after several seasons of mediocrity, failing to even get into the top 10 under Cellino.

Leeds had been without a chief executive since last Autumn when Adam Pearson resigned, having been appointed just months earlier.

All concerned with the club will be hoping Mansford will be in it for the long haul.

General view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds UnitedGeneral view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds United

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