Cellino now keen on McDermott

  • Last Updated: February 18 2014, 10:46 GMT

Leeds' prospective new owner, Italian Massimi Cellino, says that he and Brian McDermott are set to work together.

Massimi Cellino: To work with Brian McDermott
Massimi Cellino: To work with Brian McDermott

The Italian gained real control of Leeds just before transfer deadline day in January, and one of his first actions was to sack McDermott.

Just 24 hours later after, McDermott was reinstated and now it appears Cellino is very much panning to work with the former Reading boss.

"Brian has a big heart and gives 100 per cent, we get on well," Cellino told the Sun.

"There was a lot of misunderstanding early on and we've put that behind us. He loves the guitar and I want to help him get even better.

"I'm getting two guitars sent over for him from Cagliari. Maybe we could even play a concert at Elland Road one day.

"I love music. I have been lucky to play with Deep Purple, the Scorpions, Cream, Clapton and even George Harrison."

Cellino is currently waiting on Football League approval, but he already has plans in place to buy back the clubs ground Elland Road and their training ground at Thorp Arch.

"There is an agreement that we can buy back Elland Road for £15.7million and I would do that as soon as a takeover went through," he continued.

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