Just another Leeds United takeover rumour TSS July 20, 2010 Leeds United 78 Comments Show me the money! Seems like an age since Leeds were last linked with a possible takeover, but fear not, the takeover rumour mill is back in business ready to destroy our hopes once again. The rumour goes that Chris Akers – who some may remember as chairman of the Caspian group who took over Leeds United in 1996 – is leading a consortium of Australian businessmen hoping to gain control of Leeds United from everyone’s favourite businessman, Ken Bates. An easy link to the club given Chris Akers previous involvement, but many of us were expecting some interest once we returned to the Championship so I suppose anything is possible? After completing the takeover of the club in 1996, Chris Akers was replaced by the fish-loving supremo, Peter Ridsdale who later guided Leeds United into total oblivion via a short stop in the European Champions League. One can only hope he has a more suitable chairman lined up this time!