Leeds United dodge Massimo Cellino bullet as he reportedly resigns from Brescia role
Massimo Cellino was never far away from the headlines during his time as Leeds United owner and that trend has continued in Italy.
According to Giornale Di Brescia, the businessman has now resigned from his role as club president of Serie B side Brescia after a turbulent period with the club he bought after Andrea Radrizzani bought him out of his stake at Elland Road.
Former consultant for Leeds, Graham Bean, even described Cellino as a “volatile” human being that made everybody live in fear of him and his famously-short temper and patience.
“Due to his volatile temper, it was difficult to separate when he was simply expressing himself with his passionate Italian personality and mannerisms and when he was actually losing his temper. But as time went on it was much easier to distinguish between the two,” he said to the Daily Mail, 24 September.
“I was the only person prepared to stand up to him because everyone else at the club lived in fear of him. His temper was such that he would become irrational at times, raising his voice to the point of not being able to decipher what he was saying, building himself up into such a frenzy he would start frothing at the mouth.”
His chaotic ways caused a lot of drama at Elland Road such as when he managed to go through six different managers in two years and being caught up in a number of lawsuits for various reasons.
Radrizzani has been far from a saint during his time in charge of Leeds United but fans have to be eternally thankful to him for getting Cellino out of the club altogether to ensure they managed to dodge this catastrophic bullet.
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