Leeds United boardroom mutiny on twist after news emerges from Elland Road
Leeds United are in the biggest mess they have been in over the past five years right now, and it is mainly down to one man – Andrea Radrizzani.
After guiding the Whites back to the Premier League, the Italian owner has somehow managed to throw that all away, with Championship football returning next season.
Not only that, but his proposed full sale to the 49ers Enterprises appears to be up in the air with negotiations underway for a new price after relegation.
Radrizzani isn’t hanging around though, he has already agreed a takeover of Italian side Sampdoria, who themselves have recently been relegated.
That is despite his lack of clarity on his future at Elland Road, a stadium which he proposed to use as collateral to secure £26million loans to seal the above takeover.
It isn’t only the fans he has left outraged but those in the boardroom around him, with Angus Kinnear and Paraag Marathe said to be left dumbfounded.
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Leeds Live journalist Beren Cross has even reported that the duo could not believe that Radrizzani could propose such a thing without their knowledge, after finding out overnight.
It looks to be Kinnear who is holding up much of the slack behind the scenes at Elland Road right now, with the 49ers and Radrizzani locked in takeover talks.
With a new manager, player sales and new additions likely before the start of the new Championship season in two months’ time, it is critical that this is ironed out.
Could Marathe and Kinnear push a mutiny? Given that they cannot believe what Radrizzani is currently doing and with the 49ers still wanting the takeover, they could push.
This is certainly something to watch over the next couple of weeks with talks going on constantly and more than one club involved, let’s hope it gets less messy than it currently is.
In other Leeds United news, clubs in Germany are already lining up to sign one star at Elland Road after relegation