Leeds United owner sanctioned for breaching The FA's Football Agent Regulations

Thursday 08 Dec 2016

Leeds United and the club’s owner Massimo Cellino have each been fined £250,000 for breaching The FA’s Football Agent Regulations.

The charges relate to the transaction involving the transfer of Ross McCormack from Leeds to Fulham on 8 July 2014.

Furthermore, with effect from 1 February 2017, Mr Cellino has been suspended for 18 months from being a director or shadow director of Leeds United or any other football club or company whose activities include ownership of a football club.

By 30 April 2017, he is to attend and complete an FA education programme covering the duties and responsibilities of an owner and director of an English football club.

In relation to the same matter, authorised agent Derek Day has been fined £75,000 after admitting to breaches of The FA’s Football Agent Regulations.

Mr Day has also been suspended from all intermediary activity for 18 months, commencing immediately for a seven-month period with the remaining 11 months being suspended for two years and only to come into effect if before 6 December 2018 he commits a further breach of The FA’s Rules and Regulations.

The Club and Mr Cellino have indicated that they contest the sanctions imposed by the Regulatory Commission and intend to issue an appeal in accordance with FA Rules and Regulations.

Written reasons regarding the decision will be held pending the outcome of any appeal.

By FA Staff