Andrea Radrizzani shares what he thinks he will get tired of at Leeds
Andrea Radrizzani has said that he thinks he will get tired of the Championship, but that he sees his long-term future at Leeds if they can win promotion to the Premier League.
Talking on the club’s 100th birthday, Radrizzani also cleared up any confusion that may have arisen from his interview with The Times this week about investment, which he says was taken out of context.
Talking on the club’s official website, Radrizzani was asked if his long-term future was at Elland Road.
“For sure, especially if we are in the Premier League,” Radrizzani replied.
“If we are not, then I think I can get tired of this league, but I am working very hard to get out of here (the Championship), together with the club and the players to get to where we deserve to be.”
Radrizzani isn’t the only person at the club tired of the Championship.
For fans the road back to the Premier League has been a long and arduous one and it was bitterly disappointing when the side fell at the last hurdle last season.
That’s the closest Leeds have come to getting back in the top-flight and although Marcelo Bielsa’s men are favourites to go up this season, nothing is set in stone in the Championship and some of the weakness from last season are starting to show again. Converting chances is the big one.
More investment would help but with financial fair play limitations, that would be more beneficial in the Premier League.
And after saying he was considering an offer from QSI in the Times, Radrizzani made clear this was for investment further down the line.
“I think my words were taken in a different context,” Radrizzani said. “Because of the job we have done in the last two or three years, we have attracted a lot of interest. When and if we will open discussions completely is another story. It depends on the right moment, where I believe we need support to build the club bigger than what we could do with our own resources.”
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