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Morning Leeds-in for 16 June: Has hope been restored to the Leeds faithful?

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Has hope been restored to the Leeds faithful?

After a number of false dawns, including a playoff challenge in 2016-17 and being top of the league last August, could this really be the year that Leeds finally regain their place in the Premier League?

Season tickets sales are picking up after a lull with the disappointing end to last season. And while not necessarily the greatest indicator of “hope” in a fan base, it’s a pretty good proxy.

Now the hard part begins for Leeds, finding the players that can fulfill his vision on the pitch. This summer should be fun.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

An Athletic Bilbao fan gives his perspective on Marcelo Bielsa. [Through It All Together]

Marcelo Bielsa has finally been named head coach of Leeds. [Through It All Together]

Leeds will host Bolton Wanderers in the first round of the League Cup. [Through It All Together]

Tim Vickery gives his opinion on what life will be like for Leeds under Bielsa. []

Phil Hay takes a look into the “cult of Marcelo Bielsa.” [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Watford FC signed defender Marc Navarro from Espanyol. [Sky Sports]

World Football Links

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat trick powered Portugal to a draw with Spain. []

José Giménez scored in the 89th minute to give Uruguay a victory over Egypt. [SBNation]

Iran beat Morocco after a 95 minute own-goal by Morocco’s Aziz Bouhaddouz. [Sky Sports]