The extraordinary events surrounding the takeover of Leeds took a further twist on Saturday when it was confirmed Brian McDermott remains manager."We continue to seek dialogue and have substantial backing with offers of support increasing by the minute," Farnan tweeted. The Italian influence at Elland Road continues to grow despite that, though, with Cagliari confirming that Leeds had signed midfielder Andrea Tabanelli on loan from them, with Leeds later adding him to the squad list on their website. He was not named to face Town, though. Cellino, 57, is an agricultural entrepreneur and is known in Cagliari as 'The King of Corn'. He has owned Cagliari for 20 years and had 36 managers in that time.