Kevin Campbell has urged Leeds United vice-chairman Paraag Marathe to back up his recent comments about club ownership this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker insisted “actions speak louder than words” after the Whites chief condemned the actions of the Premier League’s ‘big-six’ regarding the European Super League proposal.
Speaking to Leeds Live, Marathe, who is also the chairman of 49ers Enterprises, said owners are “stewards” who have to show a duty of care to supporters.
He also described Leeds United as “everybody’s club”, not just that of the San Fransisco 49ers and majority stakeholder Andrea Radrizzani.
Campbell claimed the owners true colours will be shown in the summer.
“Listen, we have heard it all before,” he told Football Insider.
“You can put in all the hyperbole and the nice words but the key is ‘show me, don’t tell me’. Of course, it is lovely to hear your owners talk about your club being a people’s club. The Leeds fans will love to hear stuff like that.
“It is great but actions speaking louder than words.
“They key is making the right decisions off the pitch to keep helping Leeds get better.
“We are going to found out this summer how committed these owners are to Leeds because the summer is fast approaching.”
Marathe told Leeds Live: “You can’t view this as just a business opportunity, an economic, commercial opportunity.
“You have to care. There’s a certain amount, a great deal of respect and with great humility that I take this role right now because I feel like I’m just a steward for all of our supporters, you guys included.
“This is everybody’s club. This isn’t our club and Andrea’s club. I feel a great deal of responsibility to help guide it towards success with Andrea’s leadership.”