Belfast Telegraph

Leeds owner left reeling by 18-month ban and FA fine

By Paul Burrows

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has been banned for 18 months - effective from February 1, 2017 - for breaking the Football Association's agent regulations, the governing body has announced.

Announcing the ban, the FA also confirmed Cellino had been fined £250,000, as had the club.

Cellino is also to attend and complete an education programme covering "the duties and responsibilities of an owner and director of an English football club", while agent Derek Day has been fined £75,000.

The sanctions relate to the transfer of Ross McCormack from Leeds to Fulham in 2014.

A statement from the FA said: "Leeds United and the club's owner Massimo Cellino have each been fined £250,000 for breaching the FA's football agent regulations.... furthermore, with effect from February 1, 2017, Mr Cellino has been suspended for 18 months from being a director or shadow director of Leeds United or any other football club.

Cellino is expected to appeal.

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