Leeds United will be playing Premier League football next season after 16 years away from the top-flight, as they clinched Championship promotion on Friday.
Marcelo Bielsa’s team still have Derby County and Charlton Athletic left to play this campaign, but automatic promotion has now been confirmed and they need just one further point to win the title.
West Brom’s 2-1 loss to Huddersfield on Friday got Leeds over the line and there has been a colossal response to the promotion.
Ex-Leeds defender Lucas Radebe claimed on Twitter that he was “absolutely proud” following the achievement of the current squad.
Meanwhile, former Whites midfielder Bradley Johnson responded on Twitter too by claiming that the Yorkshire club have been the best in the division this season.
After long 16yrs finally the wait is over our dreams have come true bak in the premier league come on @LUFC Congratulations to ElLoco an the Boys absolutely proud.#MOT ???@andrearadri pic.twitter.com/NnTmkd0cMF
— Lucas Radebe (@LucasRadebe) July 17, 2020
— Bradley Johnson (@BradJohnson15) July 17, 2020
Bielsa has ensured he will always have a special place in the Leeds fanbase, as he was the manager that finally managed to get the club back to Premier League football after such a long wait.
The Leeds boss has lived up to his reputation at Elland Road by bringing a high intensity style to the side and his tactical attention to detail is what has separated them from the rest this season.
West Brom and Brentford are two outstanding teams that are vying for the remaining automatic spot, but whichever earns promotion they will join Leeds in the Premier League as teams that play on the front foot and won’t sit back next season.