Phil Hay

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa during the club's 4-1 win over Derby County earlier this season.

Phil Hay Column - Spygate, Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa; a saga ended by the EFL taking a sledgehammer to a nut

Without a rule to lean on and with no perfect precedent, the ‘Spygate’ fine imposed on Leeds United was set at the whim of the EFL. Does the punishment fit the crime? The club have their own view on that but the price of killing a meandering investigation was £200,000 and Leeds were willing to pay it. A six-figure outlay in return for some peace. Easy money if it’s coming your way.

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