Statement regarding club's chairman...
The club can confirm that board director Andrew Umbers will be appointed Leeds United chairman in the absence of Massimo Cellino.
Mr Cellino said: "Following my resignation and in my temporary absence, the board has appointed Andrew Umbers to become chairman of Leeds United.
"Andrew has personally worked tirelessly with me in restructuring the football club from May 2014 and shares the same goals, strategy and insights that I do in bringing Leeds United back from its financial abyss to make it the strong entity that its fans, players and city need it to be and to which these foundations are now in place.
"Andrew is also a Yorkshireman and lifelong Leeds United fan."
Andrew Umbers has thirty years banking experience primarily as Managing Director of European Equities at Credit Suisse and as Chief Executive of Evolution Securities and Board director of Evolution Group. For the last three years as Chairman of Oakwell Capital Partners he has focussed on providing capital and advisory services to the sports industry.