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8th Mar, 2017 | 11:42am

Simon Jordan delivers verdict on Leeds fans, slates senior figure at the club

By Amir Mir

Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has lauded Leeds as a “proper club” after they had taken over 5,000 fans to Fulham on Tuesday night.

The 49-year-old did, however, slate the club’s senior figure, Massimo Cellino, who is a controversial figure in football.

The Italian, who sold 50 per cent of his stake at the club earlier on in the campaign to Andrea Radrizzani, is known for his ruthless sackings at football clubs.

Since Cellino took charge of the Yorkshire giants in April 2014, he has gone through a total of seven managers, including current boss Garry Monk.

The former Premier League manager has guided the club to promotion hopefuls this term and Jordan was full of praise for the Whites after their 1-1 draw against Fulham.

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“Leeds have taken 5000 fans to London on a Tuesday night,” Jordan wrote on his personal Twitter account. “This is a proper football club that is awake again despite a loon Italian.”

Monk joined the Elland Road outfit in the summer, replacing Steve Evans, who was sacked by the club at the end of the previous campaign.

He has since survived the brutality of the owner through his success on the field which could see the club make a return to the top tier this term following a 13-year absence.

At this moment in time, they are well on course to securing a top six finish, most likely a play-off spot, which would see them having to go through the grueling trip to Wembley.

Their fellow Yorkshire rivals, Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday currently occupy the other play-off places, with Reading also in the mix.

In other Leeds news, fans have urged Garry Monk to drop this 23-year-old following the clash against Fulham on Tuesday.

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