Leeds United chairman Andrea Rarizzani has been told to ‘be quiet’ by Sky Sports pundit Kevin Campbell, who is baffled by the way the chairman is being so public about the Whites’ plans.
The Lowdown: Club vision laid out
Radrizzani has seen the club return to the top of English football as Marcelo Bielsa led the Whites to a respectable ninth-placed finish in their first season back in the Premier League.
Leeds have started the current season winless in their opening four games however, drawing to Everton and Burnely but being easily defeated by Manchester United and Liverpool.
Following the game against the latter, the Leeds chairman laid out his ambitions for the club to Sky Sports, claiming he wants the club in Europe in “two or three” years.
The Latest: Not impressed
Speaking to Football Insider, former Arsenal man Campbell has said he isn’t a fan of the very public approach Radrizzani is now taking with the club’s ambitions.
The Sky Sports pundit said: “Having chairmen come and do interviews. Maybe he felt he had to come and say his piece.
“It hasn’t been the greatest start for Leeds this season, they went down to 10 against Liverpool and were just picked off.
“I’m happy for the chairman to stay up there and be quiet if I’m totally honest.”
The Verdict: Each to their own
As Campbell says, if Radrizzani wants to speak to the press and express his views then fair enough, but coming after a 3-0 drubbing at home may have not been the right time.
Having the ambition and stating that on record for the footballing world to see will please Leeds fans, but Campbell’s comments are fair – the quotes heap pressure on players and came in a bizarre setting following a humbling defeat.
If Leeds can reach European football with the current crop of teams above them, then Radrizzani will have proved himself right with a tremendous feat, but for now, perhaps he should keep the club’s plans in the boardroom.
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