When Leeds new Italian owner Massimo Cellino took over last month he ordered a security sweep of the club which led to secret cameras being discovered in the boardroom and toilets.
Former Leeds Managing Director David Haigh has today claimed in a statement released on his behalf that he had the cameras installed because of alleged drug use in the boardroom.
As the former managing director of the club, David was fully aware of the installation of these devices which were quite properly paid for by the club. They were put in place following reports which he received between the end of January and early March this year alleging the recent misuse of Class A drugs in and around the boardroom. One of these reports was made by police.
It was, and remains, David's view that not to have taken action to seek to provide evidence against the alleged perpetrators would have been in breach of his duty as a fit and proper person to be handling the day to day running of a Football League club.
David is of the firm belief that illegal drugs have no place in football, whether it be on the pitch or in the boardroom. He will continue to co-operate fully with any police or other enquiries.
Haigh stepped down from his Leeds role last month due to disagreements with the new owner.