Controversial Leeds owner Massimo Cellino wants Kenny gone, because his birthday is unlucky.
Massimo Cellino has reportedly told new Leeds manager Dave Hockaday that former Irish international goalkeeper Paddy Kenny does not have a future with the club.
He was allegedly already unhappy with Kenny because of weight issues, but became even more upset when he learned his birthday was on May 17.
Cellino believes the number 17 to be deeply unlucky, going so far as to have that seat number in the grounds at his last club Cagliari re-numbered as 16b.
Leeds have embarked on a pre-season tour without Kenny and the club this morning announced the signing of former Reading goalkeeper Stuart Taylor.
BREAKING: The club can confirm that United have signed goalkeeper Stuart Taylor on a 1-year deal #lufc— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 3, 2014
Following these reports bookmakers Paddy Power have set the odds of Leeds winning the Championship at 17/1.
Leeds owner Cellino thinks number 17 is unlucky so has sacked Paddy Kenny who was born on May 17. We make Leeds 17/1 to win the Championship— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 3, 2014
Other footballers who will have to now discount Leeds as a potential club are Edin Dzeko (March 17), Jordan Henderson (June 17) and Nani (November 17).