Leeds United confirmed on their official website on Tuesday that Andrea Radrizzani had taken over full ownership of the club from Massimo Cellino.
Radrizzani had originally purchased 50% of the Yorkshire giants in January and has taken up the option to buy Cellino’s stake.
— NinetyMinutesOnline (@90MinsOnline) May 24, 2017
Fans of Leeds will hope that the takeover signifies a step in the right direction following a number of years of off-field turmoil.
Cellino’s reign was beset by problems almost from the outset, the latest of which means he is currently midway through a 12-month ban from all football related activities.
Radrizzani takes control of the Whites with renewed optimism among the Elland Road faithful after a successful season in the Championship.
Leeds looked set to achieve a play-off place for much of the campaign but a dreadful April saw them drop from fourth to seventh in the table and miss out by five points.
One of the first issues for the new owner to address will be the future of manager Garry Monk, who has led their revival in fortunes superbly this term.
Supporters were quick to respond to the news of Radrizzani’s takeover, with the best of the Twitter reaction below:
Suitably reassured Radrizzani madeÂ Cellino offer he couldn't refuse to become #LUFC capo dei capiÂ in String o' Beads Sopranos style sit-down
— Chris Page (@ChrisPageJP) May 24, 2017
Radrizzani the new Leeds owner, In all his madness Cellino done a good job, great business man but terrible with players #lufc
— Gary Dillon (@GaryDillon4) May 23, 2017
Andrea Radrizzani welcome to 100% LUFC. Now to continue building stability and push on. MOT
— Mathew Jeffrey (@MAT_JEFFREY) May 23, 2017
Radrizzani said he'd have us bought within 2 weeks and that's exactly what he's done he's a man of his word so far so good #lufc
— Armo ðŸŒ™â˜€ï¸ #NH69 ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ (@Jordan_Armo) May 23, 2017
All Radrizzani aren't we #lufc
— Nathann (@NathannLUFC) May 23, 2017
In better news…. The Cellino age is over, on to the Radrizzani age #lufc
— âš¯Í› Emmabob â–³âƒ’âƒ˜ (@Emma_Lou_84) May 23, 2017
— Joakim SjÃ¶gren (@jocke_sjogren) May 23, 2017
Okay Radrizzani, I'm pleased MC's gone but now it's time to walk the walk! Massive investm. in squad and extension for Monk critical! #lufc
— Emil Finvold (@NiceViolence) May 23, 2017
— Chris (@Chriscleghorn4) May 23, 2017
— Tom Rafferty (@Thomas_Rafferty) May 23, 2017
Needed cheering up… Andrea Radrizzani completes full takeover of Leeds United! Next stop… A PROPER Contact for Monk. MOT
— RyanC (@RyanLUFC91) May 23, 2017
Have we bought anyone yet?
What do you mean no?!
Radrizzani out!! #lufc ðŸ¤£
— Shaun Meakin (@shaunmeakin10) May 23, 2017
Now let's hope Radrizzani's reign is a bit calmer and hope we haven't got another loon. #lufc
— John Wakelam (@John1919Wakelam) May 23, 2017