By Mark Smith

26th Apr, 2020 | 3:30pm

BBC report heaps praise on 'magnificent' Leeds figure who achieved greatness at ER

Not many managers have had such a great effect on Leeds United as Don Revie had during his 13 years in charge at Elland Road.

Even in modern times, you can find a statue of the great Revie opposite the East Stand to replicate that of Billy Bremner as well.

Revie won the First Division twice, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup twice as well as the FA Cup during his time with the Whites.

A recent BBC report by Phil McNulty put shining praise on Revie, for how he managed to succeed for an entire decade and more.

“Don Revie was a brilliant, albeit maligned, club manager at Leeds United. He built a magnificent side that endured for a decade,” he wrote.

He perfectly put it, he built that side from top to bottom and only Howard Wilkinson and Marcelo Bielsa are two of the names who have gotten anywhere close to similar stature.

Revie certainly achieved greatness during his time in West Yorkshire, and it could have been even better if it wasn’t showered with controversy.

One of Leeds’ greatest managers actually resigned to move to the Middle East in a shock move after 13 years in charge. Add to that the fact that the Whites had been involved in two European Cup runs that they were so-called ‘cheated’ out of and his silverware cabinet could have been even better.

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