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Cellino would be banned under new government rules

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Exasperation with the ineffectiveness of the Football League's test for directors of football clubs is one factor has led Business Secretary Vince Cable to formulate new rules to ban 'dodgy directors'.   Those who have committed purely commercial offences would be banned under the new rules.

The Business department made it clear that under the new rules, which will be introduced in the Queen's Speech, Massimo Cellino would not have been able to take control of Leeds United, regardless of the Football League.   The new rules will not, however, be retrospective.