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David Haigh officially resigns from the board of Leeds United

David Haigh and Salah Nooruddin have resigned from Leeds United’s board months after the two men quit as directors in April, according to Companies House.Â

Haigh stepped down as United’s managing director days after current club owner Massimo Cellino completed his takeover.

Nooruddin is a minority shareholder at Leeds  and was one of the directors appointed to the board by GFH, which still retains a 25% share in United.

Haigh, is under arrest in Dubai and facing allegations of fraud against Gulf Finance House, the Islamic investment bank which sold 75% of Leeds to Cellino.

He was in line to become chief executive under Cellino but left Elland Road after tensions arose with Cellino.

Nooruddin held the position of chairman at Elland Road and, under the terms of the Share Purchase Agreement between GFH and Cellino, was due to stay in that post until the end of this season.

But a statement from GFH said: “Salah chose to step down as chairman following Massimo’s takeover.“

No explanation has been given for the delay in Companies House confirming his resignation or that of Haigh.

Salem Patel remains as a director and GFH revealed that Jinesh Patel, the CEO of Dubai-based GFH Capital, joined him on the Leeds’ board earlier this year.

“In addition to Salem, who remains, Jinesh Patel was appointed to the board since July,“ the statement added.

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