Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has reacted to Graham Bean’s response to being sacked, telling journalist Simon Austin that he does not “give a fuck”.
Bean was sacked from his post as an administrative consultant at Elland Road earlier today, having sanctioned a fixture change without Cellino’s approval.
The game against Reading, who Leeds face this week, was moved to Wednesday from it’s originally scheduled position on Tuesday.
Reading are set to play against Wolves on Sunday, and Cellino is reportedly unhappy at the fact that Bean had sanctioned a switch that stops Leeds having an advantage.
In speaking to Austin, Cellino expressed his general anger at Bean, saying: “I don’t give a fuck. I have to run this club my way. I don’t like to talk about private matters. Ciao.”
Leeds face off against Brentford tomorrow, in new coach Darko Milanic’s first match in charge.
The Whites have been undefeated in their last four games, and Milanic will have to match up to the displays of Neil Redfearn, who ran the team well during his caretaker spell in charge.
Graham Bean, who was sacked from his key role as a football administrator at Leeds United today by owner Massimo Cellino, has revealed that he has never seen morale so low anywhere in his career, as he posted on Twitter.
The former Football Association compliance officer has said that he attempted to get the staff a pay rise from Cellino, who simply answered no.
Bean has also reported that the staff have not had a pay rise in four years, and with many of them having been dismissed this summer, Bean was keen to get them onto a higher financial packet in an attempt to improve the situation.
He said: “Last week me and FD tried to get the staff a pay rise as they’ve not had one for 4 years.
“The answer was a single unanimous NO. Staff need lifting badly…….u can’t fault their efforts – but nver seen morale so low anywhere (sic).”
Word from the club suggests that Bean was sacked for failing to notify Cellino over a fixture change in the summer months.
This will see Leeds take on Reading on Wednesday before facing Sheffield Wednesday at 12.15 next Saturday, something that the Leeds owner is said to be unhappy about.
Leeds United have suddenly sacked consultant Graham Bean from his role at the Elland Road club, as reported by Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post.
The former Football Association compliance officer has had his role at the club ended as the result of a fixture rearrangement for next week.
It seems as though Bean agreed to move the Reading clash to Wednesday next week, but did not inform Massimo Cellino, the club’s owner, at the time.
This followed consultation with the then head coach Dave Hockaday in July, shortly after his controversial appointment to the role.
This now sees Leeds play on Wednesday night before facing off with Sheffield Wednesday at 12.15pm, a shorter recovery time than if they had played Reading on the Tuesday.
Having previously worked at the FA, Bean was considered to be a key administrator under Cellino. It remains to be seen if he will be replaced.
Regarding his sacking, Bean said: “I’ve enjoyed working with staff at Leeds. As far as working with Mr Cellino is concerned I’d prefer not to comment.
“I wish the team every success for the season.”