Massimo Cellino is close to taking charge at Leeds United and the prospective owner says that manager Brian McDermott should not be worried about losing his job because he will get the opportunity to prove himself under his regime. Leeds United are going through troubled times yet again, but the arrival of Cellino promises to bring in a period of good fortune.

However, it will most probably result in the manager McDermott losing his job as is the case with several other takeovers. The former Reading manager has failed to take the club to the Premier league in the first instance.

He was appointed as the manager at the end of last season, but Leeds United are nowhere near the play-off position. Cellino is expected to complete his takeover of Leeds in the next few days after he managed to successfully appeal against the block imposed by the football league over the takeover.

The Italian businessman will be buying 75% of the club through his company, Eleonora Sport, who run the engeland italie odds website.

The 57-year-old’s potential takeover was in high doubt after he was convicted of tax evasion back in Italy. Cellino is no stranger to football ownership after he has been in charge of Cagliari for the last two decades.

He is known to be fond of changing the managers frequently. “I think he has to show he’s a good manager. He’s had a lot of problems with the team, with the property, with the market but now we’ve solved that problem. I will help the team. Brian has got to do his job good and I’m going to give him everything that is good for the team. OK, let’s play now; let’s look to tomorrow,” said the Italian.

Leeds United are 16th in the table and are struggling after five consecutive defeats in the league.