Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has claimed that he will sell the club when he no longer feels he is the best man to take it forward.
The Lowdown: Radrizzani oversees successful period
The 47-year-old became co-owner of the Whites back in January 2017, purchasing 50% of the club, before taking sole charge at Elland Road in May of that year.
Radrizzani has overseen a memorable period in Leeds’ recent history, appointing Marcelo Bielsa as manager, who in turn inspired their return to the Premier League.
He has since relieved the Argentine of his duties and brought in Jesse Marsch, in a decision that has not gone down overly well among the supporters.
The Latest: Owner hints at future sale
Responding to a post on Twitter on Friday, Radrizzani gave an honest assessment of the way he sees the future and also revealed he put up £100m of his own money to get the club promoted:
“100 mil precisely, lot of work and time sacrificed to my family. I always try and work hard for the best of the club. The moment I realise I won’t be able to deliver I will let someone else to do a better job.”
The Verdict: Will leave a legacy
Like any football club owner, Radrizzani is always going to have some fans who criticise his tenure, but there is no denying that he has been a success at Elland Road.
As mentioned, he has helped guide the Whites back into the top-flight of English football after nearly 20 years away, though some supporters will of course point to the lack of backing for Bielsa this past January.
There will come a point when the need for change arises – it may even happen if Leeds get relegated this season – and it appears as though Radrizzani will do what is right for both himself and the club.
In other news, a key update has emerged regarding Raphinha’s Leeds future. Read more here.
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