Brian McDermott welcomes Massimo Cellino takeover

Massimo Cellino, President of Cagliari before the Serie A match between Cagliari Calcio and Atalanta BC at Stadio Nereo Rocco on August 25, 2013
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Brian McDermott describes Massimo Cellino's successful takeover appeal at Leeds United as being 'a weight off his shoulders'.

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott has described Massimo Cellino's successful takeover appeal as being 'a weight off his shoulders'.

The Italian, who appealed the Football League's decision not to grant him ownership of the Whites, will now take full control of the club following weeks of uncertainty.

"It's a weight off my shoulders in the fact that I don't have to front up every press conference and talk about the ownership because that's all I've been doing for three months," McDermott is quoted as saying by ITV Sport.

"I've not ducked any interview, I've been involved in every single interview and I've tried to answer the questions as best as I possibly can.

"It will be nice just to talk about the next game, try to get three points and see where we are as a football team. That's my job, not talking about ownerships."

Leeds were defeated 1-0 by Wigan Athletic earlier today.

Brian McDermott. manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United at Hillsborough Stadium on January 11, 2014
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