All eyes were on the Championship restart in two weeks time as it was reported that former Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino was interested in yet another English club.
Tuttomercato reported on Friday that the Italian was exploring the possibility of buying either Charlton, Birmingham or Reading.
Cellino failed the EFL’s fit and proper test while at Elland Road, and his time at the club was matched with constant protesting and a similar level of hatred to what Ken Bates received.
It is reported that this enforced break won’t be long enough for Cellino to acquire any of these clubs, potentially very good for the fanbase of those three teams in question.
Cellino is still currently at Italian club Brescia, and has had problems with Mario Balotelli recently – the owner and problems mixed together? What a surprise we hear you say (Sarcastically of course).
On top of that, it is suggested that it would take two months or more for the controversial owner to try and sell his stake in the struggling Serie A side.
The EFL surely have to have learnt their lesson from the first time that Cellino came into the Championship, as he left nothing but tears behind.
Without Andrea Radrizzani coming to the club, it is hard to imagine what life would have been like after the tenure of his fellow Italian.
Who would have thought that Leeds would have Marcelo Bielsa in charge at Elland Road, with multiple multi-million signings set to take place in the summer, potentially in preparation for the Premier League.
Leeds may have got lucky, and the EFL must apply common sense as clubs such as Charlton may find it hard to survive after Cellino.
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