Leeds nostalgia: Goodbye Revie, hello Clough

Leeds United
Elland Road
31st July 1974

Brian Clough
New Leeds United manager arrives at Elland Road.
Leeds United Elland Road 31st July 1974 Brian Clough New Leeds United manager arrives at Elland Road.
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Speculation about the future of Don Revie went into overdrive in July 1974 but by the end of the month, it was all over, as he left to take on the England job and new LUFC manager Brian Clough took up the baton.

Dick Wragg and Sir Andrew Stephen of the Football Association Board, Manny Cussins, chairman of Leeds United, together with Ted Croker, secretary of the FA, were pictured strolling in the Elland Road ground on July 2, after the discussions regarding the future of manager Mr Revie. The FA had six people on its list but Mr Revie was said to be the favourite by a country mile.

On July 3, the YEP speculated he would be on a £25,000 contract and that Leeds could even benefit in terms of a payout.

Brian Clough arrived at Elland Road on July 31 amid much excitement. However, as history shows, the outspoken manager spent just 44 days in charge of the club and was at the centre of controversy from the off, mainly due to his management style and some resentment from within the club towards his ambitions for it. When he left, he ntted £100,000.

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