Following in the footsteps of such clubs as Manchester City and Sunderland, Leeds United announced today that they are going to launch a “docuseries” about this season under Marcelo Bielsa and the effort to get the club back into the Premier League.
| Eleven Studios and The City Talking working in collaboration to capture everything behind the scenes at Leeds United— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 20, 2019
Per the statement on the club’s official website:
Eleven Studios, a newly formed company that is part of the Eleven Sports Group, is working in collaboration with Leeds-based studio, The City Talking, to co-produce a high-end docuseries to tell the inside story of Marcelo Bielsa’s attempt to take Leeds United back to the top flight of English football.
Since Andrea Radrizzani became custodian of Leeds United, the club has made interaction with supporters a top priority. The club feels that this is a great way to provide its fans around the world with behind-the-scenes access to day to day activities at Leeds United, giving them a unique insight into things they would not ordinarily see.
The club also said that it will be speaking with various potential broadcast partners in order to show the series. No doubt this series will be available both domestically and overseas, as the love of Marcelo Bielsa extends all they way from Chile to Argentina, and from Spain to Yorkshire, with the current Leeds manager having managed such legendary clubs such as Newell’s Old Boys, Marseille, Athletic Bilbao, Club América, and Espanyol, as well as the national teams of both Chile and Argentina.
Andrea Radrizzani hasn’t totally dodged controversy as the owner of Leeds, but he’s gotten more right than he’s gotten wrong, and this docuseries, if well done, will only be a feather in his cap. The right kind of program will not only be interesting to long-term fans of the club, but it should also attract new fans overseas by introducing them to the culture and history of the club, while also leveraging the fame of the team’s legendary manager.
It’s a good time to be a Leeds fans, and all of this feels strange. May this feeling last for just a little while longer.