This is set to be a huge week in the future of Leeds United. Prospective new owner Massimo Cellino faces a tax evasion case in Italy tomorrow-the outcome of which looks likely to determine whether his takeover bid is successful. Cellino is not expected to attend the case, leaving it to his lawyers, but make no mistake, tomorrow is a huge day. If Cellino is found not guilty-and it is expected to be a one day case, then I expect him to be announced as the new owner within 24 hours of the verdict. If he is guilty, we could be facing massive financial problems.
The delay has helped Cellino to be fair. A month or so ago, he was public enemy number one-chased out of the Elland road car park.. Now? I think the fans recognise the mess we are in, and have gone from loathing the man, to (almost) welcoming him with open arms..
We will stay close to the court case tomorrow, and expect an momentus week for our club-even by our recent crazy standards..