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Cellino now keen on McDermott

Leeds United's prospective new owner Massimo Cellino says that he and Brian McDermott are now set to work together.

The Italian gained control of Leeds just before transfer deadline day in January, and one of his first actions was to sack McDermott.

Just 24 hours later, the 52-year-old was reinstated and now it appears Cellino is very much planning to work with the former Reading boss.

"Brian has a big heart and gives 100 per cent, we get on well," Cellino told The Sun.

"There was a lot of misunderstanding early on and we've put that behind us. He loves the guitar and I want to help him get even better.

"I'm getting two guitars sent over for him from Cagliari. Maybe we could even play a concert at Elland Road one day.

"I love music. I have been lucky to play with Deep Purple, the Scorpions, Cream, Clapton and even George Harrison."

Cellino is currently waiting on Football League approval, but he already has plans in place to buy back the club's Elland Road stadium and their training ground at Thorp Arch.

"There is an agreement that we can buy back Elland Road for 15.7million and I would do that as soon as a takeover went through," added Cellino.