By Liam Thomas

11th Nov, 2022 | 7:40pm

Andrea Radrizzani set to hand Leeds United reigns to 49ers as new UEFA role confirmed

Andrea Radrizzani could be set to hand the reigns of Leeds United over to the 49ers as the club confirmed his new position on the UEFA board.

Leeds United’s American shareholders are gearing up for a full takeover of the club and have the option to buy out majority shareholder Radrizzani, with the money now being put in place. [The Times]

And it now seems the Italian has made the first step in his exit from Elland Road, taking on the role of a member of the UEFA for Children Board.

“Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani has been named as a new member of the UEFA Foundation for Children Board, after making a positive impact on the lives of children through the power of football,” said the club via their Twitter.

This may all but confirm Radrizzani’s Elland Road exit, it’s unlikely he’d be juggling roles with UEFA whilst being in charge of Leeds United for long.

Here we go.

The 49ers have finally emerged from behind the sofa after months of speculation and quietness over what their next move would be.

Radrizzani has been fantastic for Leeds United on a whole but it’s unlikely he could take the team to the next level to compete with Premier League juggernauts.

With the 49ers’ full investment, the future is certainly brighter for the Whites and they can solidify their place in the Premier League from this.

It’s not something that’s going to happen overnight and Radrizzani will likely be faded out of his responsibilities over the 2022/2023 Premier League campaign.

His new UEFA role is the start of this process, it’s been fun Andrea but change is sometimes the best remedy to get things thriving again.

Hopefully, the full takeover will come just in time for the summer transfer window, one that will be pivotal for Leeds United and Jesse Marsch moving forward.

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