Andrea Radrizzani has claimed in an interview posted on Leeds United’s Twitter account that his future is at Elland Road, but that he may grow tired of competing in the Championship.
Radrizzani, 45, purchased a 50% stake in Leeds United back in January 2017 before completing a full takeover in that summer. He instantly delighted Leeds fans, by re-purchasing Elland Road and injecting cash into the transfer pot.
His ownership has seen Leeds go from mid-table, play-off contenders to favourites to win England’s second tier. The Italian recently gave an interview to the Times, where he stated he continues to pay plenty – £6m-a-year to Marcelo Bielsa’s staff.
Now, Radrizzani was asked about his future as owner of the Yorkshire side, and the Italian reassured fans by stating that he sees his future at Leeds – but did claim that he could get tired if the club remains in the Championship.
“My future, for sure,” Radrizzani said, when asked if his long-term future is at Leeds. “Especially if we are in the Premier League. If we are not, I think I can get tired of this league [Championship].”
TBR’s view – Leeds need Radrizzani if they are to gain promotion
Radrizzani has not only steadied the ship after a turbulent spell under ‘King of corn’ Massimo Cellino, but he has reinvigorated a giant club that had fallen by the wayside. Last season, everyone was talking about Leeds.
For good or bad reasons, but Leeds were back on the map. The enthusiasm is back on the streets of Wetherby, and it almost culminated in promotion. This time around, anything but promotion would be deemed as a failure.
But Radrizzani is the key to all of this success, and his presence at Elland Road is crucial if Leeds are to continue their rise.