Leeds United chief Cellino handed 18-month ban by FA

Ian Watson
Massimo Cellino: Appeals 18-month ban

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has been banned for 18 months for breaking the Football Association’s agent regulations, the governing body has announced.

Announcing the ban, effective from February 1, 2017, 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.