'You've got a chance': Sir Alex Ferguson comments on Leeds United
Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to Leeds United in his latest interview with GQ.
The Premier League legend says one-town teams like the Whites will always have a chance of success.
Leeds have a great history behind them, with three English first division titles, two domestic cups and two Inter-City Fairs cups to their name in terms of major trophies.
The Whites haven’t had it easy in recent years, being relegated from the Premier League in 2004 and spending 16 years in the Football League.
However, Marcelo Bielsa turned what was then a mid-table Championship side into a promotion challenger and won the second-tier title in 2020.
And this year, Leeds have enjoyed an amazing first season back in the big time, finishing ninth and playing wonderful football along the way.
Ferguson, speaking to James Nesbitt in an interview for GQ, was talking about his spell at Aberdeen, and went on to touch on Leeds.
“The first year, we got to two finals,” he said. “The next year, we won the league. And from that moment on, it was a great place to be.
“It’s a great city, Aberdeen. And I always think that one-town teams have a chance.
“Like Leeds in Leeds, Leicester in Leicester – you’ve got a chance of having a whole city behind you.”
One-club cities definitely have an advantage in that the area’s population can focus their energies on the one club, and when glory comes, it’s amazing to see the whole city come together to celebrate.
Given how well Leeds have done this year, the springboard for further success is there.
Hopefully it won’t be long before the Whites bring silverware to Elland Road and fans are allowed to come together to celebrate.
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