Adam Pope posts confirmation of newly-appointed directors at Leeds United
BBC journalist Adam Pope has posted confirmation of a trio of new directors being appointed to the Leeds United board on Monday.
As per Pope’s tweet on his personal Twitter profile, Peter Lowy, Sandro Mencucci and Massimo Marinelli have all been newly appointed to the board.
Pope posted a screenshot of Leeds United’s Companies House profile and wrote: “Confirmation statements on Companies House of the club’s new directors.”
— Adam Pope (@apopey) June 7, 2021
Leeds United reported on their official club website last month that they would be making changes to their Board of Directors this summer.
But it came with the caveat that the moves were subject to Premier League clearance which now looks like it has been granted.
What does this mean?
Well, we’re not entirely sure this will have a big bearing on current events on the pitch at Elland Road, but it could have major effects at the top of the club who said the moves were with the view of looking ahead to a “bright future”.
All three are likely to bring with them a degree of investment that can be used to secure our future and aid the club’s pursuit of bringing back the glory days.
Under Andrea Radrizzani there are big plans to make the Whites a super force again, and that requires meticulous planning and investment.
Marinelli, according to the statement posted by Leeds last month, has already played a pivotal role in doing just that, helping to increase the involvement of the 49 Enterprises earlier this year.
Lowy, meanwhile, is said to be a lifelong Leeds fan and Principle of a private investment business.
The third figurehead, Mencucci, is the former chief executive of Serie A side Fiorentina, spending 17 years in Florence, so he will arrive with a wealth of experience in football.
These aren’t exciting, blockbuster transfer moves that are going to have a direct impact on the first-team squad next season, but it looks like the club have their finger on the pulse as they look to lead us to long-term glory.
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