Next season, however, could of course be very different. The Whites could be back in the big time. They will encounter a different place to the one they left. One similarity will be the big wages on offer. Leeds were big spenders before they dropped into the second tier. If they are to be competing in the league next campaign, they will likely be overshadowed by many when it comes to wages.
Click and scroll through to see how the average first-team football wages including bonuses have increased across the past quarter of a century.