AUDIO: Watford boss praises Massimo Cellino's 'great job' at Cagliari after Leeds United takeover completed

Massimo Cellino arriving at Vicarage Road last night. Picture: Action Images

Massimo Cellino arriving at Vicarage Road last night. Picture: Action Images

First published in Latest Sport This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy Group Sports Editor

Beppe Sannino has praised Leeds United's new and controversial owner Massimo Cellino for his work at Italian club Cagliari.

Cellino's takeover of Leeds was confirmed yesterday and he was watching last night's 3-0 defeat to Watford from the directors' box.

The 57-year-old has a chequered past and was initially denied the right to buy a 75 per cent stake in Leeds due to an ongoing case in Italy for allegedly failing to pay import duty on a yacht.

Sannino and Cellino's paths have crossed in Italy and the Watford head coach said: "Yes I know him because he is president of Cagliari - from when my clubs Siena and Palermo played Cagliari.

"I am very happy for him because he is the kind of person that did a great job at Cagliari.

"He is now the boss of a club with a great history like Leeds and, in my opinion, he joined English football because he believes he can do a good job here.

"There have been coaches and players who have come from Italy and now we have some owners from Italy. English football is very attractive."

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3:34pm Wed 9 Apr 14

andyhooked says...

I did not want to listen to the audio, so I did not!! Not a nice club and not nice fans. Too many dogedy dealings as well with owners etc.
I did not want to listen to the audio, so I did not!! Not a nice club and not nice fans. Too many dogedy dealings as well with owners etc. andyhooked
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5:50pm Wed 9 Apr 14

DuncanWelbourne'sshinpad says...

What's he touting for a job ????
What's he touting for a job ???? DuncanWelbourne'sshinpad
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6:13pm Wed 9 Apr 14

mooneysmagic says...

Favourite for the Leeds job then!
Favourite for the Leeds job then! mooneysmagic
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11:40pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Roger Joslyn says...

mooneysmagic wrote:
Favourite for the Leeds job then!
Don't joke, might just happen!
[quote][p][bold]mooneysmagic[/bold] wrote: Favourite for the Leeds job then![/p][/quote]Don't joke, might just happen! Roger Joslyn
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