The Irish Mail on Sunday



owner Massimo Cellino (right) has hired a team of forensic accountant­s to investigat­e the financial chaos at Elland Road after specialist advisors told him the finances ‘were the worst mess they’ve ever seen at a football club’. The club’s Thorp Arch training ground has been shut for the summer to save money, dozens of redundanci­es are expected to cut costs and some staff were not paid last week because the club bank account has been frozen. That action was taken after a windingup petition was served on Leeds by Sport Capital, a company owned by former managing director David Haigh, over an unpaid debt.

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