Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino could be forced to quit the Yorkshire club if the his tax offence in Italy is found to be dishonest, according to the Yorkshire Post.
The Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey said to the YEP that he would have to resign and sell his majority shareholding if the judge who convicted him of tax evasion in March in Italy, decided that Cellino was guilty of an “act of dishonesty”.
The judge fined Cellino £500,000 after he failed to pay import duty owed on a private yacht of his.
Speaking at the Soccerex convention in Manchester, Harvey said: “It’s exceptionally disappointing that we haven’t actually had the judgment, if only to draw a line under the whole scenario so that everyone knows where they are.
“It’s a cloud still hanging over the Football League, the club and Mr Cellino himself.”