Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has defended Andrea Radrizzani's actions this week.
The Leeds chairman has bought Sampdoria in the same week the Yorkshire club was relegated - using Elland Road as collatoral.
Jordan told talkSPORT: "He's saying mind your own business, I'll do what I want. And that is his right.
"When Radrizzani came along he changed the direction. You have to be fair to Andrea there, he was the lightning rod to get Leeds out of this awful slump and funk that they were in for 16 years.
"You've got to give him that credit. So now he takes all the praise for that, which he probably doesn't get that much praise for.
"Now, he'll get all the brickbats for the decline of Leeds United which are a little unfair. He is right, there are a series of other assets in that organisation that they can leverage and he's not going to answer that immediately.
"His answer was I don't like you pitting me against Leeds and it's none of your business. Which it isn't.
"It's Leeds' fans' business because it's their football club but they don't have the influence. It's their business because they're emotionally invested but when it comes down to it, they don't own it, he does."