Confusion surrounds Massimo Cellino’s tax evasion legal judgement after it was revealed to the Yorkshire Evening Post the Football League has not requested for a court in Cagliari to release the document.
Cellino has been in charge of Leeds United after he won an appeal against the Football League after they originally blocked his takeover of the club.
The YEP understands the FL is yet to ask for details of the verdict from Cellino’s tax conviction in March and the league’s chief executive Shaun Harvey has described the situation as “exceptionally disappointing” and “a cloud hanging over” Leeds.
The FLW reported that Cellino could be forced to quit Leeds if his tax offence in Italy is found to be dishonest. Cellino in March was convicted for tax evasion and written judgement from Dr Sandra Lepore was expected within 90 days, a date which fell midway through June but the news is yet to be revealed by Lepore and Harvey Said: “We have Italian lawyers monitoring it for us and we’ve been told it will come out when it comes out.”
A source close to Cellino has told the YEP he is unaware of the judgement’s whereabouts and would fight a second attempt by the League to ban him from owning Leeds.