UPDATE: Phil Hay has revealed that further delays now mean the decision won’t be made today.

“Very frustrating news. I’m told that there’ll be no announcement on Cellino’s appeal today. Something has changed overnight. As of late yesterday afternoon, everybody was prepared for a 6pm decision today. No explanation for why that’s been delayed.”

Original article

It’s understood that Massimo Cellino will find out the verdict of his appeal against The Football League’s Owners’ & Directors’ test at 6pm today.

There’s been no official confirmation from the QC who’ll make the decision or either party involved, but Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post and freelance journalist Simon Austin are both reporting news of a decision to be made tonight, though Leeds United fans may have to wait a little longer to find out the result.

It seems there may be an additional 24 hour period between The Football League and Cellino receiving the decision and the result being released to the public. This is presumably a measure to allow those involved time to consider their next move and prepare statements.

However, I find it inconceivable that any decision will remain private for 24 hours. There’s too many people involved and too much press attention for this to remain under-wraps, but on the off-chance that the decision doesn’t leak, it could be another frustrating 24 hours for Whites fans.

In the meantime, Brian McDermott’s side prepare for the trip to play-off chasers Wigan Athletic tomorrow. The players are still waiting for full payment of last month’s salaries but did receive an extra 15% yesterday, leaving 35% still unpaid.

Aside from confirmation that Rodolph Austin will miss out again, McDermott’s pre-match press conference contained little in the way of team news but the Leeds United manager did reveal he’s been the target of late-night abusive phonecalls from individuals calling for his resignation.

While I agree the four months of dreadful football and disastrous form aren’t fully excused by what’s going on above McDermott’s head and believe he should be replaced, no one deserves to be the victim of abusive phonecalls.