Former Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has confirmed to the Italian media his Florida suffered damage during Hurricane Irma.
The Italian sold his remaining shares in Leeds United this summer, and after a change in fortunes for the Championship side, it seems Cellino has taken the bad luck with him.
Speaking to Brescia Oggi, Cellino has revealed his house in Key Biscane was affected by the recent storms in Florida: “Unfortunately, my home suffered damage, and not just the house. In the garage, I had some cars we used for when I was in America. But now I do not have them anymore: they’re all completely destroyed.”
Since Cellino sold Leeds United a few months ago, the Whites have been on the up, but the same can’t be said for their former owner. The club brought in several new players this summer, and their investment has so far paid off this season. The Elland Road club currently top the Championship table, after another win last night against Birmingham City.
Leeds United’s form on the pitch is in total contrast to Cellino’s Brescia, who he recently purchased. The Serie B side have made a poor start to the season, and are currently 13th in the table, not a good sign for somebody as superstitious as Cellino.
On August 11th, it was reported in Italy that Cellino wanted to sign Marcus Antonsson from Leeds United for Brescia, but on the same day Blackburn Rovers announced his arrival from Elland Road on loan.
Everything is now going the right way for Leeds United, and superstitious Cellino may feel he’s taken some kind of curse with him.