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Leeds supporters’ board issue vote of no confidence against owners

Leeds supporters board issue vote of no confidence against owners

Leeds United Supporters’ Advisory Board (SAB) have issued a vote of no confidence against the club’s board following their humbling Premier League defeat to Bournemouth.

The Lilywhites fell to their fourth defeat in five games on Sunday as the Cherries ran riot at Vitality Stadium, registering an emphatic 4-1 victory over Javi Gracia’s side.

Patrick Bamford gave Leeds a lifeline when he found the back of the net just after the half-hour mark following Jefferson Lerma’s four-minute brace.

However, Dominic Solanke and Antoine Semenyo scored in the second half to put the game well beyond the struggling Whites, who are languishing above the relegation zone.

Leeds sit one point above Leicester City and two ahead of Everton, having played one more game than both sides, leaving their chances of avoiding the drop now slim at best.

Gracia, who has been in charge of the Whites for the past two months, faced calls to leave Elland Road after the hammering on the south coast.

The SAB released a statement (via The Athletic) saying: “The SAB have been supportive of many decisions this year and will always work with the club to improve the way the club connects with its supporters and communities, so it is only right that we also address the current performances and the situation we are now faced with.

“Leeds United fans have, and will always, support our club through its ‘ups and downs’, but with four games left, this situation is no longer sustainable.

“The narrow escape from relegation last season should have been the catalyst for a season of growth, but this season has now turned into a humiliating disaster.

“We are therefore asking for immediate changes to be made to the first team coach and to those responsible for the recruitment of the managers and players who have been brought in over the last 14 months.”

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has owned a majority stake at the club since 2017 but is reportedly considering a bid for Serie A club Inter Milan.

However, he would need to sell his shares to co-owners 49ers Enterprises, and the calls for his head could accelerate a move to the Italian top flight.

Leeds’ remaining fixtures are tough, and from their position in the Premier League standings, they will need a miracle to avoid playing in the Championship next season.

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