David O'Leary hints at new date for Leeds United and Bayern Munich legends clash

David O'Leary says today's postponed legends game between Leeds United and Bayern Munich could now be held in September.

Saturday, 28th March 2020, 5:17 pm
Updated Saturday, 28th March 2020, 5:18 pm
David O'Leary will help take charge of the Leeds United XI against a Bayern Munich legends team (Pic: Steve Riding)

The charity game was due to take place today at Elland Road with the likes of Jermaine Beckford, Luciano Becchio, Ian Harte, Gary Kelly, Olivier Dacourt and Lee Bowyer representing the Whites, but it was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic that has wiped out the domestic football calendar.

Former Leeds managers Howard Wilkinson and O'Leary were to take charge of the side, against a Bayern Munich XI featuring Brazilian World Cup winner Lucio and Carsten Jancker and Ze Roberto.

The last time the two sides met was of course that infamous 1975 European Cup Final.

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O'Leary appeared in a video on social media today suggesting the event would be held later in the year.

"Today was supposed to be the legends game, we were supposed to have a great day out," he said.

"I'm hearing now that it's going to be in September maybe so that's something for us all to look forward to. If it is in September it'll be even bigger and better and we'll have an absolutely great day.

"Stay safe, stay at home, see you soon."