Sky Bet Championship: Prospective Leeds owner Massimo Cellino vows to work with Brian McDermott
Prospective Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has vowed to work with Brian McDermott and buy back Elland Road.
Last Updated: 09/02/14 4:04pm
The Italian has agreed a deal to purchase a 75 per cent stake in the club, subject to Football League approval.
Despite the confusion over McDermott's future last weekend, Cellino is convinced he can build a working relationship with the club's manager.
He told The Sun on Sunday: "I want to get to know the manager and help him. I hope he can help me as well. We are going to work together.
"When I am approved by the Football League, I will go to the bank the next day and buy Elland Road."
Cellino has owned Italian club Cagliari for more than two decades but says he intends to sell the Sardinian team in order to focus his energies on Leeds.
"If I was running a Fiat 500 in Italy, now I have the chance to run a Ferrari," he added. "I want to forget about Cagliari now. My heart is with Leeds."