Leeds United - on this day: Elland Road legend Don Revie is born

Happy Birthday, Don. A Whites legend who is sorely missed at Elland Road.

Friday, 10th July 2020, 11:55 am
Updated Friday, 10th July 2020, 2:00 pm
Leeds United legend Don Revie.

The date...

July 10, 1927

The event...

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Former Leeds United manager Don Revie was born 93 years ago today...

The legacy...

In March 1961 with Leeds United struggling at the wrong end of the Second Division, the club parted company with manager Jack Taylor and appointed Don Revie, from the playing staff at Elland Road.

Just before his appointment, Revie had looked set to leave Elland Road to become manager of Bournemouth.

However, the south-coast outfit could not raise the £6,000 demanded by the Leeds United board of directors and the move fell through.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Revie turned Leeds from Second Division strugglers to First Division champions and led the Whites on a European tour during his 13-year spell in charge at Elland Road.

When he departed the club in 1974 to take charge of England, Revie had claimed two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups, two Division One Championships, one FA Cup, one League Cup and one Charity Shield.

A club legend, who turned the fortunes of the West Yorkshire club around and paved the way for success that followed.

Revie passed away in 1981 aged 61 after a short battle with motor neurone disease.