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Controversial ex-Leeds owner looking to buy Championship club

Controversial ex-Leeds owner Massimo Cellino is looking to buy Championship club Charlton Athletic, according to various reports.

The 63 year old, currently chairman at Serie A club Brescia, is known as the ‘manager eater’ based his reputation of sacking six managers during his three years at Elland Road.

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He also sacked 35 managers in 21 years of his tenure at Cagliari Calcio, before selling them in June 2014.


– Appointed a non-League manager to the role of head coach — to the man’s own surprise

– Implemented a ‘Pie Tax’ to ‘punish’ fans who protested against him

– Turned down a player because he was born on the 17th day of a month

– Got players to use a river instead of ice baths for recovery

– Bought a player, watched him once in training, then got rid immediately

– Refused to pay to clean the club’s swimming pool, causing staff to get sick

And that’s just some of it, he was also banned three times by England’s football authorities, had two criminal convictions, making it questionable whether he will pass the EFL’s ownership test.

Here he is arguing with Charlton fans back in 2014… eek!

After selling half of his stake to Andrea Radrizzani in January 2017, Cellino departed the following summer and headed to Brescia, who are currently in danger of going down.

He’s been very critical of the way Italian authorities have handled the coronavirus pandemic, so much so he’s had enough and it planning a way back to British shores.

Charlton themselves are in a crisis, and are said to be Cellino’s preferred Championship club.

It comes as current Addicks owner Tahnoon Nimer is struggling to pay next month’s wages, following his spat with Matt Southall, his former East Street Investments partner following their takeover from another controversial figure in Roland Duchatelet.

Lee Bowyer’s side currently sit 22nd in the Championship, with the hope being that the season can be resumed once lockdown measures are relaxed.

Fans reacted after seeing that the controversial ex-Leeds owner is looking to buy Championship club Charlton, someone he’s always fancied as a project…

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