The day is finally here.
It’s been a long time since Leeds fans have had this much excitement surrounding the appointment of a new manager, but here we are.
There is no script for this, because the past “big” names to come to the club, names like Jock Stein or Brian Clough, were not in the modern era of football. The gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots” of English football have never been so wide, with all of the money in the Premier League, nor was the world so interconnected with players moving across international boundaries so easily as they do today.
An Argentine legend as the manager of an second division English club. Total madness. Both sides have a lot to lose if this doesn’t work out, and both have a lot to gain if it does.
Here’s hoping it does.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Marcelo Bielsa’s first press conference to be streamed live. [Leeds United.com]
Hospitality packages are now available, if you’re into that sort of thing. [Leeds United.com]
England and English Football Links
Despite the drubbing of Panama, Gareth Southgate wasn’t happy with the team’s performance. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
Who needs what in the final fixtures of the group stage to qualify for the knockout rounds of the tournament. [BBC.com]