Leeds United - on this day: Legendary manager Don Revie takes charge of Whites for the last time

It's 47 years to the day since Don Revie took charge of Leeds United for the final time.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 11:40 am
Former Leeds United manager Don Revie celebrates winning the 1972 FA Cup. Pic: Getty

The day...

April 27, 1974

The event...

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Don Revie takes charge of Leeds United for the final time at Queens Park Rangers

What happened?

Don Revie is a Leeds United legend.

Ahead of the 1973-74 campaign, Revie had helped the Whites to a number of honours as he lifted the club to new heights in the English game.

He had helped Leeds earn promotion in the summer of 1964 as Second Division champions - having taken over around three years earlier as player-manager before later hanging up his boots.

The promotion signalled the start of a new dawn for United, who pushed up into the higher echelons of domestic and European football whilst earning the 'Dirty Leeds' tag.

A League Cup, two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups, an FA Cup, Charity Shield and First Division title all followed during his spell as head coach.

In 1974 he added to his impressive cabinet of trophies - seeing Leeds lift the top flight crown once more in his final season as Elland Road boss.

United ended the campaign five points clear of runners-up Liverpool, which came to a close with a trip to face Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on April 27, 1974.

The game in the capital was Revie's last match in charge of Leeds and saw the attendance record broken at the Rs home ground as supporters scrambled to get a final look at one of the club's greatest ever teams.

Allan Clarke notched the winner to give his manager the send off he deserved after 13 hugely successful years in the LS11 hotseat.

Revie would go on to be named England manager later that summer and was replaced by Brian Clough in West Yorkshire - a reign that infamously lasted just 44 days.