Noel Whelan has expressed concern over further potential investment at Leeds United and insisted he would rather have one person looking after the club.
The ex-Whites and Coventry forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested United are in danger of having too many voices at the top table if another stake is sold.
The Qatari Sport Investment group (QSI) are believed to still be interested in acquiring a stake in the club and, in an interview with Gianluca Di Marzio last week, Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani explained he has a desire for them to invest in the club where he has an 88 per cent stake.
QSI are the owners of Paris Saint-Germain with Nasser Al-Khalaifi, chairman of the investment group, President of the Ligue 1 giants.
When asked by Football Insider if he would welcome Radrizzani to sell a stake in the club to new investors, Whelan said: “My problem is how this is going to work when there are three voices around the table? Three big personalities and three big companies behind one team. If they can make that work – fantastic.
“Personally, I would prefer it to be the one person looking after the club, making the decisions with the manager and the board. Keep it nice and simple. Let’s not complicate things.
“I love the investment but do you really need three chefs in the kitchen?”
Radrizzani said last week: “Of course, there is an excellent relationship on a personal level [with QSI chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi], a desire to do something together…
“My desire is to make Leeds a big player in the Premier League and to do so we will need to have new partners… We will evaluate it when we are in that league.”
The San Francisco 49ers – an NFL franchise – purchased a 10% stake in Leeds in 2018 and would unlikely be willing to sell up with the club on the brink of a first return to the Premier League since 2004.