Leeds United Supporters Trust (LUST) has urged controversial owner Massimo Cellino to sell his controlling stake for the best interests of the club.
In what was another remarkable day in the recent history of the proud Yorkshire club, Cellino sacked Uwe Rosler on Monday after just five months in charge. This was the fifth manager the Italian has issued a P45 to since taking control of the club in April 2014, and he has wasted no time in finding a replacement after appointing former Rotherham United boss Steve Evans.
If that wasn’t enough drama to chew over for one day, it then emerged that Cellino had been disqualified by the Football League. This is the second time he has been given such a punishment, following a previous tax conviction in his homeland, and although he has vowed to appeal this latest ban, LUST have urged him and Gulf Finance House to sell their stakes in the club.
A LUST statement read: “The Trust believes Leeds supporters have suffered enough over the years and therefore asks Massimo Cellino brings clarity and honesty to any public statements on the immediate future and consider the supporters’ need for a stable club at all times in how he deals with his latest ban. If, and the case grows daily, it is in the best interests of Leeds United supporters he and GFH should sell, we call on them both to do so with efficiency.”