Former Leeds United manager Jimmy Armfield was a ‘proper gentleman’
Jimmy Armfield replaced Brian Clough at the Elland Road helm. Their approach was poles apart, but it was Armfield, says Eddie Gray, who got a last hurrah out of Don Revie’s ageing squad. Phil Hay reports.
The Yorkshire Post says: Jimmy Armfield. Fine footballer, an even finer individual
JIMMY ARMFIELD was far more than an acclaimed footballer who was steadfastly loyal to his hometown club Blackpool and an integral member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team, despite a cruelly-timed injury robbing him of a place in Sir Alf Ramsey’s starting XI. He was also a successful manager – he guided Leeds United to the European Cup final – before becoming a much respected broadcaster.
Phil Hay’s Verdict: Leeds United coach Christiansen sees the best and worst his squad has to offer
WHERE TO START? Neil Harris wasn’t sure so began by asking if anyone else needed a lie down after his side’s 4-3 victory. He could not bring himself to talk about a maddening Millwall victory without first acknowledging the team his players had devastated with seconds to spare. Very rarely does the Championship rattle the nerves like this.
Video: Christiansen working on solutions for Leeds United’s shortfalls
AN exasperated Thomas Christiansen defended his substitutions but insisted he would not allow a dramatic second half to mask underlying problems at Leeds United after a remarkable clash with Millwall ended in a 4-3 defeat.