Spent days looking at CCTV: Former Leeds owner banned Garry Monk’s agent 

8 July 2019

Massimo Cellino
Photo: Getty Images During his tenure at Leeds United, Massimo Cellino was banned on three occasions by the authorities after also being convicted of tax evasion in Italy. Since leaving Leeds United the 62-year-old has taken over Serie B side Brescia.

Former Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino decided to ban Garry Monk’s agent, James Featherstone, from the club due to their close relationship. 

Cellino spent days looking at the club’s CCTV footage to make sure Monk wasn’t sneaking Featherstone into the club’s training ground.

Birmingham City and Middlesbrough have also criticised Monk and Featherstone’s close professional relationship. 

Christian Fomsgaard Jensen cfj@offthepitch.com

Former Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has joined the choir of Garry Monk’s former employers criticising the manager’s close professional relationship with his agent, James Featherstone.

During his three-year tenure from 2014 to 2017 at Leeds, the Italian even decided to ban Featherstone from the club’s training ground and matches at Elland Road, reports The Times.  

"After two or three months I kicked him out of the club because I didn’t like the way he worked," Cellino said. 

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