City chiefs meet new Leeds United owner

Leeds City Council leader Councillor Keith Wakefield and council chief executive Tom Riordan met with new Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino yesterday (Thursday).

The discussion centred around the important role the club plays in the local community and how Leeds United and the council can continue to work closely together for the good of the city.

Councillor Wakefield said: “We all want Leeds United back where they belong in the Premiership and both Tom and I felt yesterday’s discussion was very productive.

“It is clear Mr Cellino has significant work to do at Leeds United, which will come as no surprise to Leeds fans, and the council is keen to work closely with him both now and in future as we all recognise the club’s importance to the fans and the city.

“Leeds United also plays a significant role in community life and I took the opportunity to highlight the excellent work of the Leeds United Foundation and encourage the club’s continued involvement in and support for that work.

“I look forward to further meetings and the development of a positive partnership between the club’s new owner and the council.”


Issued by:

Stuart Robinson

Communications Officer

Leeds City Council

Tel: 0113 224 3937

Email: stuart.robinson@leeds.gov.uk