Leaders
Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Umbers Appointed Chairman As Cellino Steps Down

Fri 23rd Jan 2015 | Clubs Ownership

Leeds United have confirmed Massimo Cellino has resigned from his post at the club.

The Italian has stepped down from his position as Chairman of the club after losing an appeal against his disqualification by the Football League under the Owners’ and Directors’ test.

In a statement released by the Championship club, Cellino said, "It is with great sadness and frustration that I have to take this step, however I abide by the Football League's decision to temporarily disqualify me from this great football club and will return in April in good health and good spirits.

"I have done my best for a club and fans that I hold close to my heart and it is now financially much stronger than it has been for a long time. It will continue to thrive and I am sincerely looking forward to returning very soon."

Upon news of Cellino stepping down, Leeds confirmed that Andrew Umbers will take temporary charge at the club until the term of his disqualification is served.

“The club can confirm that board director Andrew Umbers will be appointed Leeds United Chairman in the absence of Massimo Cellino,” read the statement.

Cellino added, "Following my resignation and in my temporary absence, the board has appointed Andrew Umbers to become Chairman of Leeds United.

"Andrew has personally worked tirelessly with me in restructuring the football club from May 2014 and shares the same goals, strategy and insights that I do in bringing Leeds United back from its financial abyss to make it the strong entity that its fans, players and city need it to be and to which these foundations are now in place.”

Cellino will return to the club once his disqualification is served on 10th April 2015.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk

To subscribe to our range of football newsletters including news, products and jobs CLICK HERE.

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

EFL To Consider US Style Interventions At Troubled Clubs

Thu 21st Sep 2017 | Clubs Ownership

Giving the EFL unprecedented American-style powers to take over the running of clubs in crisis will be on the agenda when clubs meet today to discuss how the situation which ravaged Leyton Orient can...

Ossett Albion Takeover Brings Readymade Academy

Wed 13th Sep 2017 | Clubs Ownership

The founders and directors of Unita, a local based facilities management company, have taken the reigns at Ossett Albion in a move which sees the EVO-Stik North club inherit a ready-made football...

Southampton Secures Chinese Investment Partners

Mon 14th Aug 2017 | Clubs Ownership

Southampton Football Club has announced the formal conclusion of talks which will see Chinese businessman Mr Jisheng Gao take a stake in the Premier League club. In a letter to fans issued on Monday...

Altrincham FC Seek New Investment

Thu 13th Jul 2017 | Clubs Ownership

At a recent Extraordinary General Meeting, the shareholders of Altrincham Football Club passed a series of motions which will now allow the club to bring in new investors. A new controlling share in...