Leeds United confirm sale of 75 per cent to Massimo Cellino

Image: Massimo Cellino: Set to be new majority shareholder of Leeds United

Leeds United have confirmed the sale of a 75 per cent stake in the club to Massimo Cellino, subject to Football League approval.

McDermott insisted on Thursday that mutual respect between himself and whoever becomes the owner of Leeds is the key to whether the club will be successful. Despite his treatment by Cellino, McDermott stressed again at a press conference that he will not turn his back on the job. "Do I look like a bloke who's going to walk away?" said McDermott. "Whoever takes the club over, if I'm going to be manager, we have to work together and that goes both ways. "I have to work with whoever the owner is and the owner has to work with me, because the relationship between the owner, whoever it might be, and the manager is key. "I've spoken about (former Reading owner) Sir John Madejski and what a great relationship I had with him and how successful we were and to be successful the owner, whoever that might be, has to get on and work with the manager and vice-versa."

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